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We accept jpgs, gifs, and standard Flash ads.

File Size

  • The maximum file size is 39K (39936 bytes) for all ad types.

Ad Dimensions

Ad space is available in the following dimensions:

  • Leaderboard (728×90 pixels)
  • Wide Skyscraper (160×600 pixels)
  • Medium Rectangle (300×250 pixels)


Ads should loop no more than 3 times, and stop after 15 seconds.


Your Flash ad must meet these requirements or it will be returned to you.

  • Size and Dimensions: The same as above.
  • Flash version: All Flash ads must use versions 5-8.
  • ClickTag: Camera-ready ads must use the clickTag variable so that we can track clicks. The proper code looks like this:
on (release) {
if (clickTag.substr(0,5) == "http:") {
getURL(_level0.clickTag, "_blank");

Note: Your actual destination URL will not be in the.swf file itself.

  • External Calls: Additional components, such as video, should be hosted by you, and the correct paths should be in place in all coding.
  • Expansion: Our ad slots are iframes, so your ad must be able to expand out of the frame to be visible.
  • Additional Information is available here:


Submissions & Additional Information

E-mail your ad to banners@washingtoncitypaper.com,or upload to ftp://ftp.washcp.com/incoming/.

After submitting your ad, or for more information, please contact Sara Dick, 202-332-2100, or e-mail banners@washingtoncitypaper.com.

Please allow two business days between submission and its appearance on washingtoncitypaper.com.