CT Online was the recipient of a Grand Award in the category of best websites in APEX 2014, the 26th Annual Awards for Publication Excellence Competition. Out of nearly 2,100 entries across 11 main categories, only 100 entries total received the Grand Award designation, the highest recognition that the APEX judges could present.

The judges posted the following comments for CT Online, the companion website for Counseling Today:

“Clean, crisp visuals ‘front’ a very thoughtfully organized site, with excellent navigation and a Branding-Box-APEXvery readable, visually appealing format. Content is tightly written, very topical and quite interesting, even for a lay audience. Overall, a well-researched, well-written and well-presented site.”

In past years, Apex winners in the website category have included the U.S. Navy, NASA, ESPN, Colorado State University and Catholic Charities USA.

In addition to the Grand Award for CT Online, Counseling Today received an Award of Excellence in the category of best print magazines, journals and tabloids over 32 pages, which takes into account the quality of the design, writing and content across an entire issue. Counseling Today won the award for its January 2014 issue, which featured a compilation of counselors’ “turning points” as the cover story.

Counseling Today and CT Online have now won 33 awards in various publications and communications contests since 2005.

The APEX Awards for Publications Excellence is an annual competition for publishers, editors, writers and designers who create print, web, electronic and social media. The competition is sponsored by Communications Concepts.

Published since 1958, Counseling Today is the monthly magazine of the American Counseling Association.


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