Peter Lisagor Awards FAQ

Last updated: January 31, 2024

If you have any questions related to entry rules that are not answered here, please email us at and we will do our best to respond to you in a timely manner.

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How many entries can I submit?

As many as you like! We don’t have a limit, but the fee applies for each entry. 

How many stories/photos/links should I submit in a single category?

Unless the category specifies that it is for a single story, episode or photo, you can submit up to three links/stories/photos/etc. You will pay one entry fee for up to three links you submit to a single category — those will be judged together. If you want them to be judged separately (or they are stand alone submissions) they need to be separate entries. An entry fee will apply for each. 

How long should my video or audio entries be?

There’s no length limit, but we recommend keeping video entries under 15 minutes and podcasts to an hour.

The contest platform says my account has not been approved. Do I need to wait before submitting entries?

No! The system will automatically approve you once you submit an entry.

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