CQ Magazine has announced that all of the CQ family of contests will adopt a 5 day deadline for log submissions. This new policy will be effective beginning with the CQ WW RTTY Contest 2012.
The new policy will be in place for the CQ WPX Contest in 2013. Electronic logs must be received within 5 days to be eligible for awards. Paper logs must be post marked within 5 days of the contest.
Most entrants already submit their log within a few days. WPX SSB 2012 had 3,025 logs submitted within 72 hours. WPX CW had 2,660 logs received within 5 days.
We understand there may be some travelers or DXpeditions that will not be able to meet the new deadline. Anyone can request an extension by sending an email to the Director before the log deadline.
We still want to receive as many logs as possible. Logs will be accepted after the deadline, but they will not be eligible for certificates or awards.
Proposed rule change for WPX 2013:
XV. Deadline: All entries must be emailed or postmarked NO LATER than April 6, 2013 for SSB section and June 1, 2013 for the CW section. Logs emailed or postmarked after the deadline may be ineligible for any awards.
An extension of up to 10 days may be given if requested by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). The granted extension must be received before the log deadline, must state a legitimate reason, and must be confirmed by the Contest Director.