May - August: Authors work on their entries.
September 1: Authors must be signed up with the IF Comp database.
September 27: Authors mail their games to the organizer. Judges wait impatiently.
October 1: Games are released sometime around now; the six-week judging period begins.
November 15: All votes must be submitted by the end of the day.
Note that deadlines are arbitrarily set for 11:59 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on the day listed above.
This year's organizer is Stephen Granade.