Flow Control magazine is pleased to announce it has been recognized this year for editorial and artistic excellence in two prestigious publication awards competitions. Flow Control was honored in the “Best Regular Column” category of the Azbee Awards program (www.asbpe.org) and the “Best Cover” category of the Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX) program (www.apexawards.com). By winning awards in both editorial and design categories, Flow Control magazine has further established itself as a leading-edge trade journal for fluid handling systems designers and operators.

Flow Control”s “Pump Guy” column, authored by Larry Bachus, was recognized in the 2009 Azbee Awards competition.

“The entire Flow Control team deserves to feel a sense of satisfaction that all of the hard work we’ve put in on the magazine this year paid off,” said Matt Migliore, editor of Flow Control magazine. “And going forward, we will continue to focus on making Flow Control the most useful resource it can be for our readers.”

Flow Control magazine received a regional “Gold” award for its regular “Pump Guy” column. The award recognizes Flow Control as the top publication under 80,000 circ. in the “Best Regular Column” category in the Midwest-South Region of the Azbee 2009 awards competition. Flow Control’s “Pump Guy” column is authored by Larry Bachus (a.k.a. “The Pump Guy”), a world-renowned pump consultant, lecturer, and inventor based in Nashville, Tenn. Mr. Bachus is also the presenter of Flow Control’s popular Pump Guy Seminar Series, which is a traveling training event for process plant engineers, managers, and technicians with technical knowledge on industrial pump design, operation, and maintenance. Mr. Bachus has been a regular columnist for Flow Control magazine since Jan. 2006.

Flow Control”s March 2009 “In Boom” cover was recognized in the 2009 APEX Awards competition.

All told, there were 3,785 nominees evaluated in the APEX 2009 awards competition in 11 major categories and 122 individual categories. Flow Control’s March 2009 “In Boom” cover received one of 14 “Awards of Excellence” in the “Best Covers” category. This marks the third APEX award Flow Control has received since 2006. Flow Control was also recognized in the “Best Covers” category in 2006, and it was recognized in the “Editorial & Advocacy Writing” category in 2008.

ASBPE’s Azbee Awards program is one of the most competitive there is for business-to-business, trade, association, and professional publications. The awards recognize outstanding work by magazines, newsletters, and digital media — Web sites, e-newsletters, digital magazines, and blogs. The competition is open to all U.S.-based publications. ASBPE membership is not required for entry, but members receive a discount on entry fees. The top entries nationwide receive national awards. Print publications also compete against others in regional awards competitions.

The APEX awards 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 APEX 2009 panel of judges included John De Lellis, Concepts editor & publisher, Carolyn Mulford, Concepts 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.

Flow Control is the magazine of fluid handling systems. It focuses exclusively on technologies and strategies for effectively measuring, controlling, and containing liquids, gases, and slurries. It serves any industry where fluid handling is a requirement. Flow Control is published monthly in print and digital formats by Grand View Media Group (www.gvmg.com). You can find Flow Control magazine online at www.FlowControlNetwork.com.