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  • The 2009 call for entries began May 17, 2009 and ran through August 21, 2009.
  • Nominees were announced September 30, 2009.
  • Winners were announced November 18, 2009.
  • Any individual or organization worldwide is eligible to submit a website(s) in the call for entries.
  • Websites can be submitted in multiple categories. Each submission requires a submission fee payable through PayPal. Each submission will be $75 per category through June 20, 2009. Effective June 21, 2009, pricing will be $100 per category.
  • Each site is judged a minimum of three times and five nominees in each category are announced. A second round of judging then occurs and winners are announced in each category. All voting is accurately tabulated for fairness and accuracy.
  • Judges decisions are final.
  • The Pixel Awards staff does not select or influence the selection of nominees. A qualified panel of judges determines nominees and winners for each Pixel Awards category.
  • Pornographic sites or sites with "hate" language and other extraordinarily offensive content are not eligible.