The Ruffed Grouse Society received a 2011 Grand Award from Awards for Publication Excellence (APEX) for its 50th anniversary publication. What makes the award even more special is that it was selected from more than 247 entries in the One-of-a Kind publication category. A total of 100 APEX Grand Awards were presented in 11 major categories. As the only conservation group to receive a Grand Award for a magazine, RGS was honored to be selected. Nearly 3,300 entries in total were submitted to the award competition.