From the site: "...The Indie Awards are open to authors and artists published by independent publishing houses, self-published authors, or authors who use non-exclusive publishers. The primary goal of the Awards program is to help authors gain recognition for their work.
Works will be judged on quality of content, professional presentation of the work and creative use of the medium. Finalists will be announced on the website March 31, 2002 and winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony, tentatively scheduled for early May 2002 in Santa Barbara, California."
For eligibility requirements, rules and a complete listing of contest judges, visit the site.