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What are the deadlines and fees to enter the Neal Awards?

Nominations Open - October 11, 2017
Early Bird Deadline ($195) - November 17, 2017
Regular Deadline ($225) - December 15, 2017
Extended Deadline ($250) - December 29, 2017

If I am entering a print article or series, do I submit tear sheets?

Do not submit tear sheets and instead upload a standard PDF of the print article(s). A high-resolution image (300 DPI or press-ready PDF) of the opening page of your entry is also required for use at the ceremony if your entry is named a finalist.

No mailed print copies will be accepted this year.

If I am entering a digital-only category, can the entire process be handled online, or do I also need to provide tear sheets or other paper documents?

Paper documents are not required for any entries. Submission of the work, as well as payment, will be handled online.

When does the entry have to be published to qualify?

January 1, 2017 through December 31, 2017.

Where does the entry have to be published to qualify?

Entries must have been published in an Connectiv/SIIA member publication or website. As the competition rewards editorial excellence, it is only open to editorial staff of these member publishers. If you are not sure if your company is a member, or qualifies, please email

Are non-English entries accepted?

No. At this time we accept only entries published in English.

How many entries can a title submit into one category?

For each title, two entries may be submitted in any one category.

How many entries can a title enter?

No more than 20 entries per title.

Can I enter the same entry in multiple categories?

No, unless it is an individual item contained in an entry for Best Single Issue, Best Overall Art Direction/Design, Best Infographics, Best Website, Best Range of Work by a Single Author, Best Subject-Related Integrated Package, Best Data Technology, Best Data Journalist, or Best Media Brand.

Individual items in the above categories can be entered separately in other categories.

Can multiple titles contributing to an entry qualify?

Yes, if the work was produced collaboratively and disseminated to readers as part of a cohesive package. If the titles are in different revenue classes, please pick the higher revenue class.

How do I find my SRDS number?


The Call for Entries states that there is a limit of eight people who can be listed on an entry - I have more. What should I do?

If you have more than eight people who have worked on your entry, we suggest you check the "Acknowledge Entire Staff" box.

Where do I upload my submission?

On the online entry site, you can create an entry by clicking on the "Add Entry" button. On the tabs "File Uploads" and "URLs" of your new entry creation, you can upload your artwork, PDF and include digital links.

If I start an entry, but cannot finish it, can I finish it at a later time?

Yes. Save your entry and go back to it when you are ready to work on it again.

How do I pay for my entry?

All entries are paid for online with a credit card. Connectiv is no longer accepting checks as a form of payment.

I don't see my question here - whom should I contact?

If you have a question, email