- Only IAAPA members in good standing are eligible to compete in the 2017 IAAPA Brass Ring Awards.
- 2017 IAAPA membership dues must be paid in full at time of receipt of entry.
- All entries in each category must have appeared in accredited media between August 2016 and August 2017.
- All entries become the property of IAAPA and will not be returned.
Entries will be judged on a range of criteria and the decision of the judges will be final. Awards will not be given in a category if the judges determine no entries in that category warrant special recognition. Judges may re-classify incorrectly submitted entries to the correct category.