To qualify as an Appy Awards entry, an app must have been launched or have had a major version update within 12 months prior to its submission. All submissions must be available for download or otherwise accessible to the Jury within the judging period, starting from the final deadline and until the day of the awards presentation. Top
Appy Awards are always open for entries. To be included in the running for the current 2013 Appy Awards, your entries must be received no later than February 22, 2013. Check our Deadlines page for more details. Top
Q. Can I submit the same entry in more than one category?
Yes, entrants can submit apps into as many categories as they like, and a separate entry fees will apply to each submission in each additional category. In rare cases the judging panel may decide that an entry belongs in a category different from the one it was originally submitted. In such cases the entrant will always be notified and given an option of leaving the entry as is, moving it to a category suggested, or withdrawing the entry for a full refund. Top
Q. Can I submit multiple entries for each category?
Yes, entrants can submit as many apps as they like for each category, and a separate entry fees will apply to each submission. Top
Q. How do I submit my entry?
All entries should be submitted electronically via Appy Awards Web site at the entry page. Submission should include a “brief” with a detailed description of the app’s features, as well as any anecdotes, supporting facts, or figures that illustrate its creativity and accomplishment. Briefs are limited to about 300 words in length.
Entrants should supply a URL address for the judges to read about, view, and/or download and review the app. It can be a direct link to the app’s page on the Apple App Store, Android Market or other software store, the app’s main website, or a webpage set up specifically for the Appy Awards entry. If the app requires payment to download or to unlock all its features, provide a promo code or instructions on how the judges can access a full-featured version of the app. Entries will not be accepted if they are not accompanied with full entry fee payment or if they are incomplete in any way.
Creative materials and briefs become property of MediaPost Communications. MediaPost is granted the right to publish the winning briefs and creative materials for marketing purposes on the Appy Awards Web site and within MediaPost’s publications. Top
Q. What are the entry fees?
The Early Discount entry fee is $149 per entry per category. This offer expires at 5pm Pacific Daylight Time on January 11, 2013. Standard entry fee applies after that: $199 per entry per category.
Entries will not be accepted if they are not accompanied with full payment or if they are incomplete in any way.Top
Q. What are my payment options?
Upon completion of each entry, you will receive a numeric referral code, which you can pass along to any friends and colleagues who are also interested in entering the competition. By applying that referral code, their entries will receive a $10 discount per entry. You will then receive a $5 credit back to your account each time the referral code is used by another person (you will not get a credit when using your own codes). The total accumulated amount, up to the total price paid for the entry, will be deducted from the entry fee of the item associated with that referral code and refunded back to your credit card within 4-6 weeks after the winners have been announced.
Q. What is the judging process?
The judging process consists of two rounds of judging. Round One consists of an initial review and judging of the briefs, with three entries in each category selected as the finalists of the Appy Awards.
The Final Round of judging is comprised of a panel of industry experts who review the briefs and actual apps of all the finalists. Together they will decide which of the three entries in each category will become the Winner in its category of the Appy Awards.
A category must have at least three Finalists to move forward to the Final Judging Round. In the event it does not receive enough Finalist-qualifying submissions, all entrants in that category will be offered a choice to either receive a full entry fee refund, or move their entry into another suitable category suggested by the Appy Awards Jury, for a second chance.Top
Q. Will we be informed if we are finalists?
All finalists will be notified by late-February 2013.Top
Q. When and where will the awards show be held?
Winners will be announced at the Appy Awards Cocktail Reception on March 8th 2013 at 5:00 PM, at the conclusion of the OMMA Social Conference at SXSW in Austin, TX. Each winner will receive a beautiful laser etched and color bonded Austrian crystal trophy of a unique hand-made design, with the winning entry and entrant’s information engraved on it. All Appy Awards Finalists and Winners will also be highlighted on the special section of the Appy Awards website. Top
Q. What is the refund/cancellation policy for Appy Awards Reception tickets?
Substitutions will gladly be accepted at any time. Cancellations received by February 21, 2013 will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued after February 21, 2013. All substitutions and cancellations must be submitted in writing or via email to email@example.com or MediaPost, attn: Appy Awards, 15 East 32nd Street, 7th floor, New York, NY 10016. Top