The Purple Pen Contest for New Indexers

The Institute of Certified Indexers (ICI) announces the opening of this year’s Purple Pen competition for newer indexers. The contest information and entry form for 2023 is on the website

This is the tenth year of the contest and it will be the final year. Entrants need to have completed indexing training from January 1, 2018 to June 1, 2023.

Contest submissions are being accepted from July 15 to September 15, 2023 (midnight Eastern Time Zone). All entrants will receive detailed feedback from the judges. The entry with the highest score will be deemed the winner, and its indexer will receive $100 in prize money and a one-hour Zoom session with the judges to discuss the index, indexing techniques, the business of indexing, etc.

The entry fee remains at $50 USD again this year.

The judging is done anonymously. Entries and questions should be sent to Connie Binder
Please see more detailed instructions on the ICI website