Contest Rules: 2019 EPPY™ Awards
  1. The competition is open to media companies that operate Internet services on the World Wide Web. In addition, one category of the competition is open to College/University Newspapers that offer an affiliated website/or an online only site. 
  2. Editor & Publisher reserves the exclusive right to extend the entry deadline. Entries received after the entry deadline will not be accepted.
  3. A non-refundable $250 entry fee is required per entry; each submission thereafter is $220 when entered at the same time. In the College/University categories, all entries are $100 each.
  4. Entries must be submitted via the EPPYTM Awards website. Paper and email entries will not be acceptedEntries must be received by Aug. 26, 2019.
  5. Eligible websites must have been available on the Internet at any time during the period of Sept.1, 2018 through Sept 1, 2019. Entries that contain original reporting and/or content, etc. must have first appeared (debuted) on your website at any time during the period of Sept. 1, 2018 through Sept. 1, 2019.
  6. Judging of the entries will take place from Sept. 16, to Sept. 27, 2019. If an entry is not available to the public during that period, but is eligible because it was offered during the eligibility period, it is the responsibility of the entrant to make the site available through a Web link for the judges. The judges will be chosen among industry experts by the staff of Editor & Publisher. All judging will occur on the Internet, and the decision of the judges is final.
  7. Each EPPYTM entry is judged on its own merits within a particular category. Finalists must receive a score in the top one third of the average score across all categories within their division (1 million and over unique monthly visitors; under 1 million unique monthly visitors). As a result, there may be no winners in categories not reaching this threshold.
  8. Winners of the awards will be announced on, Wed., Oct. 23, 2019 at 1:30 PM EST. Winners will receive one crystal award per entry, but additional awards are available for ordering. Each award is engraved with the winning entry information (cost is $250 + shipping). 

    Honorable Mention certificates are available upon request.

    For more information, contact Martha McIntosh at or (949) 660-6150 ext. 216.

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