EPA hosts two annual contests: the Awards of Excellence contest (for your publication as a whole) and the Higher Goals contest (for the individual pieces you and your team produced—writing, photography, design, etc.). Both contests open in mid November and the entry deadline for both is early January. Entries must be from work published during the previous calendar year. Awards are announced in April during the annual EPA convention.
The 2018 contest is now open for entries. Submissions are for work published in 2017. The deadline for entries is January 12, 2018 at 9:00 ET.
Winners will be announced at the Awards Presentation during the EPA convention in Orlando, Florida, on April 5 and 6, 2018.