EPPY™ Rules

Submit your Links: Each entry includes the option of submitting up to 4 links – though only 1 link is required. Before you submit your entry, make sure your links work. Plese, make it easy on the judges! If your website/entry requires login credentials, this is the first thing you should list in your "Comments" (see below). if the link appears behind a paywall, you must provide an easy to use username and password within your entry. If a link is no longer available, create a special link to allow judges to access your content

Any audio or video files you wish judged will not be uploaded to the entry Content Management System. Please have the audio or video segment aviailable for judges to review by providing a working link. Please make sure the viewing/listening time does not exceed 30 minutes.

Comment section:  The comment section is the place to let the judges in on what they are going to see. You can put the entry into context or explain you’ve edited certain portions for brevity purposes. Be brief and double space between paragraphs, bullet points, etc. Please put any passwords required here 1st. 

Division – over or under 1 million visitors: 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.

Entry Fee: A non-refundable $275 entry fee is required per entry; each submission thereafter is $250 when entered at the same time. In the College/University categories, all entries are $100 each. Payment is by credit card only.

A specific entry may be entered into multiple categories if relevant and will be judged separately. For example: A Best Enterprise Feature or News Event Feature could also be eligible for photography, video, infographics, etc.

• Eligability: The competition is open to organizations and media companies that operate Internet services on the World Wide Web. In addition, special categories are open to College University News Sites.

Entries must have been available on the Internet at any time during the period of Sept.1, 2020 through August 31st 2021. Entries that contain original reporting and/or content, etc. must have first appeared (debuted) on your website at any time during that period.

Entries must be submitted via the EPPY™ Awards website and must be received by 12-midnight EDT on August 31st , 2021. Editor & Publisher reserves the exclusive right to extend the entry deadline. Entries received after the entry deadline will not be accepted.

• Judging:  Judging of all entries will take place from September 13th to 30th, 2021.  Judges are industry experts chosen by the staff of Editor & Publisher. All judging will occur on the Internet, and the decision of the judges is final.

Each EPPY™ 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.

• Finalists, Winnder and Awards: 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/

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 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/

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 $275 + shipping). Honorable Mention certificates are available upon request.

For more information, contact Mike Blinder at mike.blinder@editorandpublisher.com or (406-445-000 x1)