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2019 GOLD
American Forests 2018 Year in Review, American Forests in collaboration with GRAPHEK

GRAPHEK has been entering the AM&P Excel Awards for over 10 years. It's a great way to promote innovation, creativity, and excellence for the association community. When our work is recognized, not only does it validate our hard work, but it also boosts morale and motivates my team. It's a win-win situation."

Ellen Kim

Ellen Kim

Founder and Creative Director, GRAPHEK

The EXCEL Awards represent the best of association publishing. Yes, we are thrilled when our work is recognized as it reaffirms our commitment to excellence. However, there’s another element to the EXCEL Awards. We are honored to have our work judged by our peers in this great profession. It is a source of pride to be viewed with the other outstanding entries from within a community where there is so much great work being done on behalf of our respective members. This industry strives for excellence and we are proud to be a part of it."

Rich Luna

Rich Luna

The Meeting Professional

GOLD: MAGAZINES: Feature Article Design (10,001 - 20,000)Human Trafficking, Meeting Professionals International

2019 GOLD
MAGAZINES: Feature Article Design (10,001 - 20,000)
Human Trafficking, Meeting Professionals International


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Increased Credibility: Being a finalist or winning an award gives a seal of approval to your work, and is a sign of quality for potential members. 

Employee Recognition & Motivation: Awards recognize the hard work and achievements, and when employees are proud of their company's achievements, they have an excuse to tell prospects, members, and/or clients why your association is the best in the business. 

Attract New Employees: Top prospective employees are drawn to award-winning businesses. They are looking at awards and company rankings to determine who will prosper in the future. 

Land New Members: When prospective members or clients see you've won an award, it can sway them to choose you over your competition because you're seen as a stable and high-quality organization.

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2019 GOLD
MAGAZINES: Special Report (Print)
MAGAZINES: Infographic
Win-Win, The Endangered Species Act & Our National Parks Report, GRAPHEK

The EXCEL Awards provide an opportunity to bring the hard workers that are normally behind the scenes into the spotlight. Gathering together in one place to honor everyone’s hard work makes for a really inspiring night. For me and the rest of my team at GRAPHEK, it’s a night to celebrate our wins with our association partners. Receiving recognition from this community validates what we do and helps inspire us to think bigger and be bolder with our design work in the future."

Sarah Erickson

Sarah Erickson

Senior Designer, GRAPHEK

Our Silver Award for General Excellence helps assure our members that their magazine is among the best around. It’s also useful currency internally, as the magazine staff seeks support for exciting, digital-forward endeavors."

Meghan Stromberg

Meghan Stromberg


MAGAZINES: General Excellence (20,001 - 50,000)
Planning, American Planning Association