EPPY Awards entries due August 28

eppyawards-inThe EPPY Awards, presented by Editor & Publisher, honour the best media-affiliated websites in 31 separate categories. Now in its 20th year, this international contest has broadened its scope to keep up with the ever-changing Internet industry. The deadline for entering submissions is Friday, August 28, 2015. The winners will be announced on editorandpublisher.com Wednesday, October 28. In addition to presenting awards to the media industry, the EPPY Awards recognize excellence in college and university journalism, with awards being given in three different categories including Best College Newspaper Website. All entries are judged by a panel of notable figures in the media industry, chosen by the staff of Editor & Publisher.

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 and University Newspapers that offer an affiliated website. A non-refundable $230 entry fee is required per category, and each submission thereafter is $200 when entered at the same time. In the College/University categories, all entries are $100 each. Entries must be submitted via the EPPY Awards website. Eligible websites must have been available on the Internet at any time during the period of April 1, 2014 through August 28, 2015. Entries that contain original reporting and/or content, etc. must have first appeared on your website at any time during the period of April 1, 2014 through August 28, 2015. All judging will occur on the Internet.

For more information, contact Martha McIntosh at martha@editorandpublisher.com. For technical assistance contact webmaster@editorandpublisher.com.

This year’s categories include…

Best News Website
Best Mobile App
Best Daily Newspaper Website
Best News or Event Feature Video
Best Weekly or Non-Daily Newspaper Website
Best Sports Video on a Website
Best Business/Finance Website
Best Investigative/Enterprise Video
Best Sports Website
Best Webcast
Best Spanish-Language Newspaper Website
Best Photojournalism on a Website
Best Investigative/Enterprise Feature on a Website
Best Overall Website Design
Best Collaborative Investigative/Enterprise Reporting
Best Redesign/Relaunch
Best News or Event Feature on a Website
Best User Experience
Best Business Reporting on a Website
Best Online Media Kit
Best Digital Magazine on a Website
Best Online Advertising/Marketing Campaign
Best Innovation Project on a Website
Best Business Blog
Best Community Service on a Media-Affiliated Website
Best News/Political Blog
Best Use of Social Media/Crowd Sourcing
Best College/University Websites


Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.