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    NASBLA Editor lands APEX Award

    LEXINGTON, Ky.- Small Craft Advisory editor Kimberly Jenkins has been recognized with the 2011 Award of Excellence in Feature Writing for her article “Taking a Different Tack on Learning.” The article appeared in the November-December 2010 issue of Small Craft Advisory, the official publication of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA).

    Created in 1988, APEX is an international competition for writers, editors, publications staff and communicators in corporate, nonprofit and independent settings. The annual competition is sponsored by Communications Concepts Inc., publisher of business communication reports, including Writing That Works, a subscription bimonthly for professional communicators, and special reports on topics such as writing feature articles and Web publishing.

    “Taking a Different Tack” profiles the Brendan Sail Training Program, created by longtime boating safety champion James Muldoon. After noticing the transformation of his son, Jimmy, on a boat, James wanted to give other young people with learning differences an opportunity for growth and development.

    APEX is an international competition that recognizes outstanding publications from newsletters and magazines to annual reports, brochures and websites. APEX 2011 awards were based on excellence in graphic design, editorial content, and success of the entry in achieving overall communications effectiveness and excellence. Judges evaluated 3,329 entries. Of those, 100 Grand Awards were presented to honor outstanding work in 11 major categories, with 957 Awards of Excellence recognizing exceptional entries in 130 categories.

    The National Association of State Boating Law Administrators is a national nonprofit organization that works to develop public policy for recreational boating safety. NASBLA represents the recreational boating authorities of all 50 states and the U.S. territories. The association offers a variety of resources, including training, model acts, education standards and publications. Through a national network of thousands of professional educators, law enforcement officers and volunteers, NASBLA affects the lives of over 83 million American boaters.

    Kristy Moore
    Communications & Community Engagement Specialist

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