Media Info
Publishing or Airing our Annual Awards

Thanks for your interest in the True Stella Awards. You do not need special permission to publish or air our annual award summaries if you follow the requirements noted below.

Very Important! Please be sure you have reviewed the urban legend page on this site before you prepare any story for print or air! Many media outlets have made themselves look like complete fools (let alone suffered damage to their credibility) by publishing falsified case write-ups that were not issued by StellaAwards.com as if they were true. References to our publication should use the full formal name: the "True Stella Awards". Thank you.
  • For All: Please note that all StellaAwards.com case write-ups are copyrighted with all rights reserved. We appreciate your reviewing these requirements so that you may properly obtain legal permission to publish or broadcast our awards. Sadly, our caution has proven necessary. Please take your time to read this document in its entirety.

  • Print Publications: You may publish all the summaries or any subset of them if you note the source is StellaAwards.com, and you do not alter the text of any particular summary. We request you also send us a copy of the issue the story was published in (or tearsheets, or e-mail us the URL the text appears on if it is also published on your web site). If also published on your web site, the linking requirement in the "Web sites" section does also apply to you.

  • Web sites: You may publish all the summaries or any subset of them if you note the source is StellaAwards.com, you do not alter the text of any particular summary, and include a hot link to www.StellaAwards.com or, if you prefer, directly to the 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 or 2007 award pages. It is fine if the True Stella Awards site opens in a new browser window. Please e-mail us the URL of the page the text appears on.

  • E-mail Publications: You may publish all the summaries or any subset of them if you note the source is StellaAwards.com and you do not alter the text of any particular summary. We request you also send us a copy of the e-mail issue carrying the text. Do not subscribe us to your publication! If also published on your web site, the linking requirement in the "Web sites" section does also apply to you.

  • Radio Stations: You may read all the summaries or any subset of them if you note the source is StellaAwards.com, and you do not alter the wording of any particular summary. We request you also send us a copy of the segment in MP3 format, or on CD, or e-mail us the URL the audio is also posted on your web site). If also posted on your web site, the linking requirement in the "Web sites" section does also apply to you.

  • TV Stations: You may read or display all the summaries or any subset of them without specific permission if you note the source is StellaAwards.com, and you do not alter the wording of any particular summary. We request you also send us a copy of the segment in DVD or VHS format, or e-mail us the URL the video is also posted on your web site). If also posted on your web site, the linking requirement in the "Web sites" section does also apply to you. Because the full text is a bit much for most TV outlets, we will approve condensations of the text on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the author for permission. (Best procedure: e-mail the proposed condensation and then telephone to ensure we've spotted your request. We can usually turn around requests within a day; follow up with a phone call if your deadline is looming.)

  • Other: Please contact us for specific permission.
We apologize for the seemingly anal requirements, but our caution is the result of hard-learned experience suffered at the hands of your less professional colleagues. Thanks for your understanding.