LUMBERTON, NJ -- Blanco, the German innovator of finely crafted sinks and faucets, has been honored with the prestigious 2014 APEX Award for Publication Excellence for its highly successful Blanco-by-Design blog.

The award is based on success in graphic design, editorial content and exemplary communications effectiveness in an innovative manner. This year's 26th annual awards competition included 2,075 entries in 11 major categories.

"It brings me great pride to be recognized with the 2014 APEX for Blanco-by-Design," said Tim Maicher, Director of Marketing for Blanco. "The award acknowledges all the hard work and dedication we put into the resourceful blog, which is greatly appreciated by designers, builders, bloggers and consumers."

The influential Blanco-by-Design blog is a space for ideas to be exchanged and a tool for homeowners and design professionals to share information on the latest product trends, introductions, support tools, design ideas and more. The blog brings a great deal of insight from well-known designers who frequently submit guest posts.