EPpy Awards

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The EPPY Awards
EPpy logo.jpg
EPPY Awards logo
Presented by Editor & Publisher
First awarded 1996
Website http://www.eppyawards.com/

The EPPY Awards are a premier accolade for media-affiliated websites, presented by Editor & Publisher magazine.[1] Designed in 1996 to honor newspaper companies that did an "outstanding job in creating online services", the awards were originally given in partnership between Mediaweek and Editor & Publisher named the "Best Online Newspaper Services Competition,"[2] and presented at the end of the Interactive Newspaper Conference.[3]

In 1998, the awards were renamed "The EPPY Awards."[3][4] and in 2003 the awards were expanded to recognise websites associated to other media outlets, as well as newspapers.[5] Since 2003, Mediaweek have co-sponsored the Interactive Newspaper Conference and Trade Show, and the both awards and conference were moved from a February to May. The 14th EPPY Awards were at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans on May 7, 2009.[6]

As of 2014, the EPPY Awards are awarded across 31 diverse media-related categories, with two tiers based on readership size.