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The McKnight’s Senior Living staff has earned three awards in Communications Concepts’ 2018 Awards for Publication Excellence competition, also known as the Apex Awards.

Editorial Director John O’Connor, Senior Editor Lois A. Bowers and Art Director Mark Speakman were named on an Award of Excellence in a Best Websites category, for McKnightsSeniorLiving.com.

O’Connor won an Award of Excellence in the Social Media – Best Series of Blog Posts category for his weekly blog on the website.

Bowers also won an Award of Excellence in the Writing – News Writing category for an arbitration case article that included exclusive interviews with both sides in the case.

The 30th annual competition drew more than 1,400 entries from all over the world, according to organizers. Editors of sister media brand McKnight’s Long-Term Care News also earned three awards in this year’s contest, for blog, print magazine column and profile writing.