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2021 Neal Award General Nominations Now closed.

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SIIA’s Jesse H. Neal Awards are the most prestigious awards for business journalism and content creation. Now in its 67th year, the Neals honor the brightest, most tenacious, and innovative journalists, content creators, and designers for their passion and exceptional work.

Interested in Judging the Neal Awards?

We are looking for senior-level editors, as well as art and design professionals to volunteer with Stage 1 judging.

You are able to submit entries, as well as judge.


Most award categories are based on gross revenue classifications (combined print and online) to ensure resource parity.

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What to expect

Before signing up to be a judge, please make sure you understand the judging process so you know what to expect and what your responsibilities will be.

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Publication Requirement

In Category 2 (Best Series), a series with installments before or after the above dates may be entered in its entirety only if at least 50% of the series appeared within the competition period