Awards Page for WorldSweeper.com
In 2018 WorldSweeper.com's Editor Wins Alan Curtis Industry Service Award and was Installed Into the Pavement Hall of Fame!
It is with extreme pleasure that we announce that our WorldSweeper.com editor, Ranger Kidwell-Ross, has been honored with what is arguably the highest award in the United States pavement industry, the Alan Curtis Industry Service Award.
In 2020 WorldSweeper.com's Editor Won an International APEX Award of Excellence for the 27th Consecutive Year!
This year marked the 8th year in a row for the monthly WorldSweeper Newsletter to win an APEX in the category of 'Electronic Media – Education & Training. One or more aspects of the various articles, blogs and publications of our WorldSweeper.com editor, Ranger Kidwell-Ross, have received an APEX Award of Excellence for an internationally record-setting 27 years in a row.
In the history of this international competition, no other individual or organization in the U.S. has ever won an APEX that many years in a row during the 32 years of the competition's existence.
This year marked the 14th year in a row that some aspect of the WorldSweeper.com website has won an APEX Award of Excellence!
Each year from 2013 through 2020 the WorldSweeper website received an APEX for WorldSweeper.com's monthly e-newsletter.
In 2017 the WorldSweeper website received two awards. One was for the Australia and India travel blog our editor, Ranger Kidwell-Ross, wrote while visiting those two countries on behalf of the power sweeping industry in 2016.
An APEX Award has been received by our affiliated organization, the World Sweeping Association (WSA), for four consecutive years. The Association's 2017 award marked the second consecutive APEX for the education and training material provided via WSA's bi-monthly e-Newsletter, the WSA Update.
For 2017, nearly 1,400 entries were evaluated in 11 major categories, with 543 of those winning an APEX Award of Excellence in one of 100 subcategories. Other APEX Award winners in our award categories in 2017 included:
One of the two awards we received for 2016 was for the 'quality, design and content' of the WorldSweeper.com monthly e-newsletter.
One of the two awards we received for 2015 was for the 'quality, design and content' of the WorldSweeper.com monthly e-newsletter.
One of the two awards we received for 2014 was for the 'quality, design and content' of the WorldSweeper.com monthly e-newsletter.
One of the two awards we received in mid-2013 (for projects done in 2012) was for the 'quality, design and content' of this WorldSweeper.com website.
One of the two awards we received in mid-2012 (for projects done in 2011) was for the 'quality, design and content' of this WorldSweeper.com website. This marked the 5th consecutive year for the WorldSweeper.com website to be singled out for this award.
One of the two awards we received in mid-2011 (for projects done in 2010) was for the 'quality, design and content' of this WorldSweeper.com website.
In 2010, WorldSweeper.com's Team won two APEX Awards. One of our APEX Awards for 2009 was for the quality, content and design of the WorldSweeper.com website. In addition, we won an APEX for our first-ever April Fools' Day news alert that advised readers that a street sweeper would be going into space.
In 2009, WorldSweeper.com's Team won two APEX Awards. One of our APEX Awards for 2009 rewarded the quality, content and design of the WorldSweeper.com website. The the other was for a website the WorldSweeper.com Team designed and wrote for Commercial Power Sweeping, Inc.
The previous year we also won two APEX Awards. One of our APEX Awards for 2008 was for the quality of the WorldSweeper.com website. The other Apex Award was for the Christmas Season ad you see above, which was produced for client, Sweeper Parts Online. This full page advertisement appeared in SweeperMarket Magazine in December of 2007.
Through the years, the majority of Ranger's yearly awards were for his American Sweeper magazine and companion website, AmericanSweeper.com, both of which were historically sponsored by the Schwarze family, founders of Schwarze Industries, Inc. (and now owners of Victory Sweepers, Inc.)
Since his first award nomination for American Sweeper-related projects in 1994, Ranger won a total of 13 individual Awards for these two projects. Schwarze sponsorship for both AmericanSweeper.com and American Sweeper magazine was discontinued at the end 2004 by Schwarze Industries Inc. and its parent company, The Alamo Group.
In addition, through the years Ranger has also won APEX Awards for other sweeping-related projects, including:
In 2004, Ranger was awarded the competition's prestigious Grand Award for his online travelogue Sweeping Around the World, Europe. The travelogue was one of only 100 Grand Award-winning projects selected by contest editors, out of a total of over 6,500 contest entries.
APEX contest judges called Ranger's online sweeping travelogue "A journey, a quest, an informed and educational look at how it's done in Europe. Compellingly-written, interesting features make superb stories, marvelously told by a first-rate story teller."
We are very proud of the award-winning tradition of excellence that has now been reproduced at the WorldSweeper.com website. Many thanks to all those in the power sweeping industry who are participating as both sponsors and visitors.
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