2018 EDDY Awards Submissions: Frequently Asked Questions

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1. Who is eligible to enter?
The EDDY Awards recognize editorial excellence among the magazines that make up Edible Communities. Submissions are open to these publications only. Within the community, the EDDY awards are open to all Edible titles who published 4 or more issues between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017.

2. In what format are entries accepted?
All entries, with the exception of videos, must be in PDF format, less than 8MB, and stripped of interspersed full-page ads. For entries to the Video category, Publisher must provide a URL link to the video on the platform that it is being distributed (i.e. website, social media).

Entries must be submitted via ediblecommunities.com/eddyentries

3. What's the publication timeframe to enter the awards?
All entries must have been published (arrived in-hand) between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2017. All entries must come from a regular twelve-month schedule of consecutive print issues (4-6 issues). Content from a planned "Special" issue, where Publisher published an additional issue during this time period, are eligible. Please contact Susie Lee at eddyawards@ediblemedia.com with any questions regarding eligibility.  

4. How many times can I enter?
You may submit one (1) entry in each category, and a piece may only be submitted to one (1) category. Exception: a piece with imagery may also be submitted to one of the imagery categories as appropriate (for example, story submitted to a Feature/Story category may also be submitted for the Feature/Story Photography category). ECI may decide to re-assign the category if another is deemed to be a better fit.

5. Can I submit all my entries at once?
While the submission system is capable of taking all of your entries on the same submission form, we strongly recommend that you upload one, or a few entries, at a time as your browser may timeout during the upload of multiple large files, forcing you to start over. You will receive an email confirmation for every batch of entries you submit.

6. How can I be sure my submission was received?
Check your email for a confirmation listing the category or categories you have entered.

7. I uploaded my submission but made a mistake or would like to make a change. Is this possible?
If you made a mistake or need to make a change to your entry, re-enter your submission to overwrite the previous one and email us at eddyawards@ediblemedia.com to let us know. All changes must be completed within the Submissions Period. The email subject line should read: “Edible [Title]: Submissions Update”.

8. How long will submissions be accepted?
Submissions will be accepted from November 1, 2017 at 9:00am EST to November 15, 2017 at 11:59pm EST. There will be absolutely no exceptions for late submissions. We recommend entries be submitted early during this period, to allow for resubmissions where necessary.

9. What if my submission doesn’t fit into one of the categories?
We designed all categories to berepresentative of the editorial depth, diversity, and excellence that embodies Edible Communities publications. If your submission seems like it doesn’t fit with one of the categories, submit it under the one you think is closest, and ECI and/or the judges will re-categorize it if necessary.

10. What happens once my entry has been submitted? 
After the submission period closes, our panel of independent judges will review entries and select the finalists and winners of each of the categories through several rounds of selections. This year, both finalists and winners will be announced on January 19, 2018 during a special ceremony at the Edible Celebration Dinner during the Annual Publishers Meeting in Nashville. The winners and finalists will also be celebrated via ediblecommunities.com and other media outlets.

11. Are there any other requirements for my submissions?
Yes! Please email your full (and final) list of submissions to eddyawards@ediblemedia.com. The list must include the title(s) of your entry(ies) with the category(ies) to which they are being submitted to. Please include links to each entry content on your website, if available, so that we may link to finalist and winner content during the Awards Winners’ promotions. The list may be provided in the body of the email, or on an attached document. Emails must be sent to Susie Lee at eddyawards@ediblemedia.com with the subject line: “Edible [Title]: Submissions List”.

*For a full documentation of the information, rules and submission guidelines for this year’s EDDY Awards, please refer to the “EDDY Awards - 2018 Information, Rules & Submission Guidelines” document (distributed via email and in box.com). If your question isn't answered here, email us at eddyawards@ediblemedia.com. We’ll be checking regularly and will update our FAQ with new questions as we receive them.

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