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Sea Grant Receives 2010 APEX Awards


Katie Mosher, 919-515-9069,

Posted Wednesday, June 30, 2010

North Carolina Sea Grant has received honors in the 22nd Annual Awards for Publication Excellence competition, known as APEX.cw_holiday_2009_small

The communications team received a 2010 Award of Excellence in the Magazines and Journals-Print category for the Holiday 2009 issue of Coastwatch magazine, North Carolina Sea Grant's flagship publication. The Holiday 2009 issue, "Bay Scallops: Reviving Dwindling Populations," was led by managing editor Katie Mosher, and included her team of writers and editors Kathleen Angione, Benjamin Young Landis, Kelley Brackett and Zachary Moser-Katz; freelancers; and circulation manager Sandra Harris.

The Sustainability Series, developed by Robin Wienke and used in training by local leaders, was one of three Sea Grant network Award of Excellence winners in the new Green Materials category. Wienke, North Carolina Sea Grant's 2008-09 Science Communications Fellow, developed the Sustainability Series as her master's project. She worked closely with Gloria Putnam, North Carolina Sea Grant's water quality planning specialist, on the Sustainability Series. Earlier this month, Wienke was also honored with a Walter B. Jones Sr. Memorial Award for her work from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

APEX Awards are based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content and the ability to achieve overall communications excellence. More than 3,700 entries were received, with 1,132 Awards of Excellence recognizing exceptional entries in 127 subcategories.

To learn more about Coastwatch magazine and/or to read select articles, go to Coastwatch online.

To learn more about the Sustainability Series, see: sustainabilityseries

Several other Sea Grant programs from across the country are also among winners.  For a complete list, go to


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