Editorial

A Guide To Getting Your EVVY Submissions Over With

So you’re thinking about submitting to the EVVYs. Good for you! Whether for your resume or your ego, the EVVYs are a great chance to get your hard work recognized.

But first you need to get your application in.

While the deadline is this upcoming Sunday, March 20th, that doesn’t mean you have to wait until the last-last minute. In fact, you could’ve gotten this over with back in November! Like a nerd. A prepared nerd!

Are you worried? Are you stressed? Don’t be! Consider this article a way to procrastinate getting it done, all while preparing to get it done. I am your life-raft, and here is a broken down, step by step process for applying to the EVVY awards.

Step One: Check out their website! 

The EVVY’s website is pretty well put together, if you ask me. Some poor student probably put a lot of work into that, you should take the time and appreciate what they’ve made for you.

Step Two: Get informed about the award you want to apply for.

Check out this submission packet and control-F for the field you’re interested in applying for, to make sure they’re not trying to pull some shit with special requirements. You never know! Some of them are really straightforward, others less so. You’re also welcome to read it all if you’re want to, I don’t really care. At the very least, bush up on your section.

Step Three: Apply already. 

Just think about how good it’s going to feel to have this part over and done with. If you get this screen, it means they want you to sign up:

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Don’t let this screen dissuade you! Anyone can sign up, I’m assuming. Hell, you can even click that little Facebook icon and sign it that way– literally could not be easier.

Step Four: Ope! Maybe it isn’t that easy. 

Okay, this is probably just a glitch– don’t use the Facebook log in button, it doesn’t work. At least it didn’t for me.

Just create an account like you normally would have, back in 2012.

Step Five: Wait, what?

So I made an account, but it still won’t let me log in. I click the little “login” button and it just refreshes the page. Then I tried switching over to Chrome to see if that would fix the problem, but it didn’t. Huh. Maybe I need to approve my account via an email?

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It’s not looking so great.

Step six: Give up and try again tomorrow. 

Alright, this isn’t what I had planned. This article wasn’t supposed to be silly satire, I just really needed an excuse to get my submissions in. But now the website’s stuck, so I’ve got no choice but to leave it for now.

Sorry guys, check back tomorrow.

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