Deadline for Editor & Publisher and Mediaweek's EPpy™ Awards Extended to February 27

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The entry period for the 14th Annual EPpy™ Awards, which honor the best Web sites presented by media-affiliated companies has been extended until midnight, February 27 -- to accommodate continuing interest in the program. Entries are accepted online only at the EPpy™ Awards Web site, http://www.eppyawards.com.

The entry period for the 14th Annual EPpy™ Awards, which honor the best Web sites presented by media-affiliated companies has been extended until midnight, February 27 -- to accommodate continuing interest in the program. Entries are accepted online only at the EPpy™ Awards Web site, http://www.eppyawards.com.

The 2009 edition of the EPpy™ Awards honors the best media Web sites, including newspapers, TV-Cable, and magazines. Awards will be given in 35 categories, including a new competition for Best Consumer Technology Blog. In addition to the 35 category awards, the EPpy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement is expected to be given again this year.

The EPpy Awards will be presented at an awards luncheon at the Interactive Media Conference and Trade Show at the Astor Crowne Plaza in New Orleans on Thursday, May 7, 2009. The conference and trade show is also sponsored by Editor & Publisher and Mediaweek.

The 2009 EPpy Awards consist of 35 awards for media Web sites. There are three awards for best overall media-affiliated Web sites: for newspapers, magazines, and TV-Cable concerns. Each of these categories has two competitions, for large and small company Web sites. In the newspaper category, the cutoff between large and small Web sites is one million unique monthly users. The TV-Cable category is split between network and local affiliate Web sites. The magazine category is split between national magazines and regional/local magazines. An EPpy™ will also be awarded to the best Community/Suburban Newspaper Web site.

Contest fees are $150 per entry except in the College category, where each entry is $50. There is no entry fee to nominate an individual for the Individual Achievement Award.

EPpy™ Awards entries are only accepted via the Web site http://www.eppyawards.com, which can also be accessed from the Web sites its two sponsors: Editor & Publisher, http://www.editorandpublisher.com, and Mediaweek, http://www.mediaweek.com.

The 2008 EPpy™ Awards drew close to 500 nominations from nearly 100 U.S. and international media outlets, Web-only services providers, college and universities.

For the twelfth consecutive year, the awards program is being produced and marketed by Interactive Media Associates, Inc., of Parsippany, NJ (http://www.imediainc.com). Questions about the competition can be directed to Len Muscarella at len @ imediainc.com.

About Editor & Publisher
For 125 years, Editor & Publisher has been committed to covering the production, news and business areas of the newspaper industry. Editor & Publisher has a reputation for thorough, honest reporting of industry news, as well as reliable, well-researched, industry directories and guides - and for years has had one of the most popular and influential Web sites in the media field. Editor & Publisher is seen as the authority on the newspaper business, often being called the "bible" of the industry. In the past five years, it has won 11 Jesse H. Neal Awards, the top prize for trade publications. Editor & Publisher is published by Nielsen Business Media, a part of The Nielsen Company, a global information and media company.

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