About the Ippies
The Ippies are the only journalism awards in NYC to honor reporting in English and in languages other than English by the ethnic and community press. The Ippies are considered a benchmark of journalistic excellence and are a coveted prize for the publishers, editors, and reporters in New York City's ethnic and community press.
Since 2002, the awards program has served as a vehicle not only to honor outstanding work but to promote coalition building within this media sector, and to draw mainstream and progressive media attention to the people responsible for bringing community perspectives to our attention.
Starting 2008, the 7th year for the Ippies Awards, the celebration event also served as an opportunity to reach out to immigrant advocacy organizations, labor, NYC government agencies and other media sectors to network with the ethnic and community press, which many have found difficult to access.
Call for applications to NYCMA member publications start later this month, for articles and graphics in the following categories:
- Best investigative on in-depth story on an issue overlooked by mainstream media or of greatest community impact
- Best feature
- Best editorial or commentary
- Best article on immigrant, racial or social justice issues
- Best article on labor issues
- Best overall design
- Best photo essay
- Best photograph
- Best podcast
- Best video
All entries are passed on with all other submissions to six independent editorial and graphic judges for evaluation. Winners are announced at the Ippies Awards Dinner.