May - August: Authors work on their entries.
September 1: Authors must have signed up with the IF Comp database by this date.
September 30: Authors upload their games to the competition site. 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 at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on the day listed above.
This year's organizer is Stephen Granade.