FAQs

Who is eligible to enter the EPPYTM Awards?
The EPPYTM Awards are open to all media and media-affiliated websites. Only colleges and universities are eligible to enter the Best College/University Website categories.

What is the deadline to enter the 2020 EPPYTM Awards?
The deadline for entry is EXTENDED to Friday September 10, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT. Editor & Publisher reserves the exclusive right to extend the entry deadline. Entries received after the entry deadline will not be accepted.

How are the EPPYTM Awards judged?
More than 40 industry experts and media specialists from the business and academic sectors judge the EPPYTM entries. Categories are judged on criteria such as design, ease of use, comprehensiveness, and timeliness, with special attention to each entrant's value added through the unique attributes of interactivity.

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.

The division you enter is determined by the viewership generated by the homepage of your media company’s main home page and not by how many users have downloaded your app or viewed your sports entry, etc. If you’re entering a podcast or a mobile app, the division you would enter would be based on what your main homepage generates.

How does one become an EPPYTM judge?  
If you are interested in becoming a 2021 EPPYTM judge, or would like to recommend a colleague, please contact E&P Publisher Mike Blinder: mike.blinder@editorandpublisher.com  or (406-445-0000 x1)

What is the difference between the "Best News or Event Feature" category and a "Best Investigative/Enterprise Feature" entry?
The Best News or Event Feature focuses on News or an Event (for example, COVID-19 the Muller Investigation, or the Presidential Election) whereas, the Best Investigative/Enterprise Feature refers to reporting that is not generated by hard news, but by a reporter or news organization that discovers the forces that shape such events - uncovering information that may not be apparent to the public, which may lead to revelations that bring to bear consequences to their everyday lives.

How many companies enter the EPPYTM Awards?
In a typical year, there are more than 400 entries representing more than 200 websites. Many submit several EPPYTM entries in various categories. And many submit one site into several categories.

When are finalists announced?
Finalists for the 2021 EPPYTM Awards will be announced within the Editor & Publisher 7am EDT "Daily Exclusives" Email Newsletter on Friday October 1st, 2021. A story will also be posted on EditorandPublisher.com. Sign up for the newsletter, here: https://www.editorandpublisher.com/newsletter-sign-up/

When are the winners announced?
Winners of the 2021 EPPYTM Awards contest will be announced on Thursday October 14th, 2021 during a live Webinar that will be promoted in the Editor & Publisher 7am EDT "Daily Exclusives" Email Newsletter.  A story will also be posted on EditorandPublisher.com.

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Who sponsors the EPPYTM Awards?
The awards are sponsored by Editor & Publisher Magazine, the authoritative, independent voice of News Publishing.. E&P has been the newspaper industry's trusted news source for over 140 years - combining comprehensive insight and global perspective.

Who should I contact for further information about the EPPYTM Awards?
For more information, contact E&P Publisher Mike Blinder at mike.blinder@editorandpublisher.com or (406-445-000 x1)