By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Oct 31, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Editor & Publisher Magazine, the industry source for the media reporting, awarded its prestigious EPPY Award Tuesday afternoon. won the award for "Best Entertainment Website with under 1 million unique monthly visitors." has been nominated for the award twice before, but this year marks its first win.

The EPPY Awards, presented by Editor & Publisher, honor the best media-affiliated websites across 31 diverse categories. Now in its 17th year, this international contest has broadened its scope to keep up with the ever-changing Internet industry. is the only Wisconsin winner in this year's awards. The media company and daily magazine beat out three other finalists to take home the prize.

According to Editor & Publisher, the EPPY entries are judged by 60 industry experts and media specialists on the following criteria:

  • Content
  • Design/Creativity
  • Friendliness/Interactivity
  • Innovation
  • Overall Impression

"We're extremely proud to be presented with this award," said Publisher and co-founder Andy Tarnoff. "It's a great honor to see our staff recognized for our hard work, especially on a national level."

"To be showcased alongside other winners like, and is truly a testament to what we've been building since 1998. We couldn't be here without the support of our employees, readers and partners, so thank you, Milwaukee," said Jeff Sherman, president and co-founder.