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Welcome To Our Awards Section
These awards were created to celebrate those involved in the creation of the Internet, the web masters and web mistresses, the professionals and the amateurs, the hobbyists and the artists. Those who create the pages that make up the Internet and the world wide web. Not just the any of the billions of pages currently on-line, but those pages that are a step above the common crowd, that reach a higher level. To those Masters of the Net we salute you and offer our humble recognition in the form of our awards.

If you have any suggestions please contact us; we'd love to hear your feedback.

link All NEW winners (as of March 7, 2003) will now receive an enhanced listing in our on-line directory! Previous winners may apply for the enhanced listing by emailing us

General Criteria - All Awards
All sites nominated must meet the following minimum criteria to be eligible to win an award:

  • There must be no pages "Under Construction" or "Coming Soon".
  • The site must not be from a free hosting service such as Geocities, Angelfire, etc. (they are just too transient and there is less of a guarantee they will be online in the future).
  • The site must be the top domain, it cannot be a subdirectory of the main domain (ie www.yourdomain.com/nominatedpage)
  • The site may not contain adult or illegal content.
  • The site must not contain objectionable language.
  • The site must have a purpose or a theme - not just a collection of links.
  • The site must comprise at least 10 printable pages or sections.
  • The site must be in English or have an English version available.
  • The site must be viewable in both Netscape 4+ and Explorer 5+.
  • We do not accept submissions from children under the age of 14 (Children's On-line Privacy Protection Act)
  • We've got to think it's cool!
  • All award nominations will be reviewed within 2 weeks of submission.
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Content Award

This award is presented to web sites with one key goal in mind: getting information out to the world. Information is of a high quality, and in a large quantity. These sites provide users a single place to find information about a topic.

There are few or ideally no spelling or grammatical errors; links are relevant; any text must be either original, paraphrased, or quoted (with appropriate credit). These sites honor the purpose of the World Wide Web - bringing free information to the people.

In addition:

  • The web site graphics must be at least 50% original.
  • The web site content must be at least 50% original.

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Design Award

This award is intended to recognize those sites which are appealing to look at and show architectural creativity. The layout is consistent throughout the site, and easy to follow for a first time user. Sites which look great in all resolutions will be given extra consideration for both effort and technique. No page/section should be more then 3 mouse clicks away from any other page/section.

In addition:

  • The web site must not have any horizontal scrolling of pages.
  • The web site must not have any page/section under construction.
  • The site must contain an appropriate level of graphics to emphasize the text.
  • The web site must have an easily visible 'off' button if it plays background music.
  • The code must be visible
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Technical Award

The technical award recognizes sites which take extra care to ensure proper functionality. This includes checking all links such that there are not any ‘broken’ or ‘dead’ links. The code is well formatted (ie. indenting of rows and cells of tables, etc.), scripts and style definitions are organized in a way that is easy to read and understand and JavaScript variables are all declared. Site should display similarly on both a PC and MAC platforms. Load time on any page should be no more than 45 seconds at 56k.

In addition:

  • Full META tags must be in place
  • Table dimensions must be in place
  • Alt tags for images must be in place
  • Proper Document Declaration
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Elite Award

Elite sites are great sites that incorporate all the attributes of the Content, Design and Technical awards and demonstrate both skill and concern on the part of the author(s) and owner(s). They should work flawlessly regardless of the browser or platform used, not contain any spelling or grammatical errors, and no broken links. This is a hard award to win, and needs to make us go "WOW!"




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