Frequently Asked Questions


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What are the deadlines and fees to enter the Neal Awards?
Early Bird Deadline – Friday, November 15 – $180 per entry
Regular Deadline – Friday, December 6 – $200 per entry
Final Deadline – Friday, December 13 – $225 per entry

How do I enter the Neal Awards?
All entries must be submitted online.

If I am entering a print article or series, do I submit tear sheets?
No, you must upload a standard PDF of the print article(s), unless you are submitting the entire issue of the publication in Categories 9, 10, 13 and 21. 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. Submit full issues of print publications in Categories 9, 10, 13 and 21 to Neal Awards, ABM, 675 Third Avenue, Suite 2200, New York, NY 10017.

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 digital entries because the entire entry process will be handled online.

When does the entry have to be published to qualify?

December 1, 2012, through November 30, 2013.

Where does the entry have to be published to qualify?
Entries must have been published in an ABM member publication or website. If you are not sure if your company is a member, please call 212-661-6360.

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?
You may not submit entries in multiple categories, except for Best Range of Work by a Single Author, Best Single Issue, Best Theme Issue, Best Cross-Platform Package, Best Website, Best Newsletter and Best Media Brand.

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?
Visit for the list of SRDS numbers.

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 entry form you will find a tab for urls and a tab for file uploads. You will upload your submission in the appropriate tab(s).

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. ABM is no longer accepting checks as a form of payment.

I don’t see my question here — whom should I contact?

Petrina Hicks at or (212) 661-6360, ext. 3322.