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Enter now: EPpy Awards deadline
February 8, 2007, 2:54 pm
Filed under: awards, newspapers, online

The entry deadline for this year’s EPpy Awards is Thursday, Feb. 15 — one week from today. Go here to enter.

The EPpys are sponsored by Editor & Publisher and Mediaweek, and they honor the best “media-affiliated Internet services.” (How corporate is that?!)

New this year: The Knight News Innovation Award, which will honor “creative uses of technology that extend the audience for news in the public interest and expand the means and places by which people receive news and make news more engaging and interactive.” (My reporting professor would have docked me a whole letter grade if I had ever written a sentence like that one.)

The fee for each entry is $150, except in the College Newspaper category ($50 per entry).

The 2006 winners are listed — but NOT LINKED, which gives you a pretty good idea of how clued in these people are (oops, sorry, but I couldn’t resist). However, last year ELPAIS.es was the winner for Best Overall Design of an Internet Service (over 1 million unique monthly visitors), and that is a very-much deserved award, in my opinion. They have since changed their domain name to ELPAIS.com, and the site is even better this year.

Last year there were more than 400 entries from 150 sites. Okay, that’s almost $60,000 in entry fees. So why aren’t the winners displayed like this? I mean, the EPpys could afford to build a database, yes?

See links to other online journalism competitions.

Even though I have a snarky attitude toward competitions, it is a fact that most people in journalism are very impressed if you have won one of these awards. So, go for it.

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