Go to the SOPA Awards website (https://2016.sopawards.com)
Before submitting entries for the Awards, you must click on Registration for SOPA Awards to register your publication and the contact person for your publication’s entries.
Once you have registered, the contact person will receive an email that will provide the login username and password. You are then ready to make entries for the Awards. This year, we are using Openwater’s awards system for our award management software.
Step 1: Create a New Entry
You will need to submit basic information about your entry, such as the category / categories of awards you wish to enter, the title of the entry, and the date of publication.
Step 2: Nomination Form
Please state the reasons why you would like to nominate the entry for the Awards. There is a maximum character limit of 3000.
If you are submitting an entry from a SOPA Member, select the checkbox to apply the SOPA member discount.
Step 3: Entry Uploads
Here, you may upload PDF files (up to 1GB per file) and/or URL. If you submit a URL, you must provide username and password if it is a secured site.
It is up to you to ensure that judges can access the URL. Invalid URL, username and/or password will automatically disqualify your entry.
Step 4: Confirm Entry
You will have the opportunity to review and edit your entry here.
Step 5: Payment
You may choose to make one payment for all entries at the end or pay for each entry separately. All payments will be made online through Paypal with Paypal account or credit card.
All entries are saved automatically and you may view / edit / delete an entry by clicking on “My Applications” at any time to select the entry you wish to view / edit / delete. Once entries have been paid for, they cannot be edited or deleted.
An entry is not submitted until payment is made. When an entry has been successfully submitted, the contact person of your publication will receive a confirmation email.