Flow Control is pleased to announce that it won an “Award of Excellence” in the “Magazine Series” category of the 2011 APEX Awards, as well as an “Honorable Mention” in the “Front Cover, Digital Imagery” category in the 2011 Tabbie Awards program. The APEX award recognized Flow Control”s six-part feature on Pumping Systems Optimization, which was contributed to Flow Control by the Hydraulic Institute and was published between June 2010 and Jan. 2011. The Tabbie Award recognized the cover concept for Flow Control”s Oct. 2010 print issue.

All told, there were more than 3,300 entries in the 2011 APEX Awards program. One hundred Grand Awards were presented to honor outstanding work in 11 major categories, with 957 “Awards of Excellence,” recognizing exceptional entries in 130 subcategories. Flow Control was the only publication recognized in the “Magazine Series” category.

Flow Control magazine was recognized with an “Honorable Mention” in the “Front Cover, Digital Imagery” category of the 2011 Tabbie Awards program for its June 2010 cover concept. This was the second time Flow Control was recognized for publishing excellence in the Trade Association Business Publications International’s annual awards program.

“I congratulate the entire Flow Control team for their continued efforts in trying to make our print publication and Web products the best they can possibly be,” said Matt Migliore, executive director of content for Flow Control magazine and FlowControlNetwork.com. “I congratulate Julie Flynn, our art director, for her efforts to make us all look good. She has a knack for developing visually appealing cover designs that look great and effectively communicate the message of the cover story.”

The APEX competition is based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content, and the success of the entry — in the opinion of the judges — in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence. APEX is organized by Communications Concepts, publisher of Writing that Works and Concepts, training publications for writing, editing, and managing business publications.

The panel of judges included John De Lellis, Concepts Editor & Publisher; Carolyn Mulford, Senior Evaluator for the Publication Evaluation Program and Senior Writer & Editor of Writing That Works; Christine Turner, Contributing Editor of Writing That Works: The Business Communications Report; and Bill Londino, Consulting Editor of Writing That Works.

The 2011 Tabbie Awards, presented by Trade Association Business Publications International, featured nearly 400 entries, with nominations coming from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India, New Zealand, and South Africa.
Judges for the Tabbie Awards include editorial and design professionals from business publications around the world, as well as representatives from global business publishing associations. Gold, Silver, Bronze and Honorable Mention awards are issued in each category.

Flow Control has been recognized in the APEX competition several times in recent years, including 2010 “Technical Writing” for its July 2009 “Spilled Ink” cover story, 2009 “Best Cover” for its March 2009 “In Boom” cover concept, 2008 “Editorial & Advocacy Writing” for its “How Clean Can Clean Coal Be?” editor”s letter, and 2006 “Best Cover” for its “Ant Man” cover concept. Flow Control was previously recognized by the Tabbie Awards program for the “Ant Man” cover concept as well.