OREGON COAST QUESTS WINS APEX AWARD
Oregon Sea Grant has been awarded the APEX 2013 Award of Excellence in the “One-of-a-Kind Education & Training Publications” category for its work on The Oregon Coast Quests Book, 2013-14.
APEX 2013, the 25th Annual Awards for Publication Excellence, is an international competition that recognizes outstanding publications from newsletters and magazines to annual reports, brochures, and websites.
According to the APEX 2013 judges, “The awards were based on excellence in graphic design, quality of editorial content, and the success of the entry in conveying the message and achieving overall communications effectiveness.” This year’s competition was “exceptionally intense,” drawing 2,400 entries in 12 major categories.
Quests are fun and educational clue-directed hunts that encourage exploration of natural areas. In this self-guided activity, participants follow a map and find a series of clues to reach a hidden box. This edition of The Oregon Coast Quests Book contains 26 Quests in three counties (Lincoln, Coos, and Benton), including six brand-new Quests and one in both English and Spanish.
The Oregon Coast Quests program is coordinated by Oregon Sea Grant Marine Educator Cait Goodwin, who also oversaw production of the book. Oregon Sea Grant Managing Editor Rick Cooper performed the editing and layout. Printing of the book was made possible by a grant from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund.
The Oregon Coast Quests Book is available at local retailers. For more information about the program, including where books can be purchased click here.