FAQ

For Nominees

Nominations Open – January 5, 2021
Early Bird Deadline ($160) – January 31, 2021
Regular Deadline ($210) – February 21, 2021
Extended Deadline ($260) – March 7, 2021

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.

For 2021, we will hold a virtual Neal Awards Ceremony. When we announce finalists, registration will open for seats to the virtual event. We encourage you to gather your teams and celebrate with us virtually and your fellow Neal Award finalists on June 9, 2021.

Yes! For 2021, SIIA will accept nominations from non-member companies.

Entries must have been published in a a speciality publication or website between January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

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

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

No more than 20 entries per title.

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 Editorial Use of Data, or Best Media Brand.

Individual items in the above categories can be entered separately in other categories. You may enter Best Single Article as well as the same article for Best Art Direction for a Single Article.

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.

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

On the online entry site, you can create an entry by clicking on the “Add Entry” button. On the tab “Entry Assets” of your new entry creation, you can upload your PDF and/or include digital links.

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

No, you must complete a new registration for each awards cycle and judging. If you use the same email address, the system should remember your info and make it easier to fill out the form.

The Neal Award entry and judging system (Omni) is different than the SIIA website. You may set the same credentials if you’d like, but separate registration is required.

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