More About the 2017 Purple Pen New Indexer Contest

Others who entered in past years echoed the enthusiasm of Sam noting the value of the feedback they have received:


Thank you very much for the feedback on my index. My motivation for entering the contest was never the expectation of winning, but rather the promise of a critique by the ICI judges.


I'm grateful for the thoughtful and detailed comments; I shall study them carefully.


This contest is a wonderful way for new indexers to get feedback. 


I entered the competition because I have been craving feedback from practicing professionals. I really appreciate the comments and guidance the judges have shared.


The submissions for judging are due by July 31, 2017, and rules and details (as well as entry form) can be found here. The fee remains the same as in the previous year at $39.00. 


A winner will be announced in September 2017, and all entries will receive a detailed critique from the panel of certified indexers.  The judging process is anonymous.


Any questions should be directed to