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In order for you meet the requirements below, copy and post the badge below to your server, link it bad to this website at http://www.seawell.net/msap/ and then continue to the application form, after reading the criteria below, by using the link on this page.

 
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In order to comply with the U.S. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, you need to be at least 16 years old to apply. "NO EXCEPTIONS!"

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Personal, Commercial and Non-Profit sites are welcome to list their awards programs.

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Your website and awards program should serve a purpose.

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You need to be willing or agree to link back to this website with the badge show on this page.

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Your website should be family friendly and safe.

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You should be the webmaster or webmistress of the website and awards program. You also need to be the owner of the website in order to be eligible for a listing.

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Your awards program should have specific criteria's by which the applicant can read and adhere too.

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You should have an actual process by which you judge applicant sites for your awards program.

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Your awards program should not be a Website Competition site.

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No voting for the requirements of winning awards.

bullet Images/content should be stored on your own server.
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Should not be required to join to win awards from your awards program.

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Your awards program should have a privacy policy, copyright statement and code of ethics within your awards program.

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You should not require the applicant to sign your guestbook.

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You should not give away awards without an evaluation.

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You should list your winners in a pleasant manner with laudations.

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Your awards are no greater than 200 x 200 pixels in size.

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Your awards program should evaluate websites in English as the main language.

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Your website and awards program should have a Translation of another language to English. And the Translation should reside on your website.

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External links should open in a new window.

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Internal links should open in the same window.

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Have alt tags on all images.

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Should be easy to navigate.

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You must have an alternate text navigation if you use a JavaScript or Flash menu.

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The pages of your awards program should be in uniform and match each other throughout the site.

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Your website should load in 90 seconds or less on slow connections using 56k modems.

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There should be a way to get back to the top of any given page without having to scroll up the page.

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Your awards program should have an alternative email address along with your application forms.

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Your awards program and website should meet all the requirements of your own criteria.

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Your awards program and website should not have a scroll bar at the bottom when viewing in any browser no matter what resolution is use. I do check for 1024 x 768. And it should not be hidden in any way.

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You awards program and website should have an option to skip Flash Introductions pages.

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You awards program and website should have it so I can turn off the music on your website.

 
You should take care not to have any of the following items on your website, these will cause your awards program not to be accepted automatically:
bullet Forums, Blogs or any likeliness of such.
bullet Any type of satanic content, violence, hatred or discrimination, warz, crackz, or hackz or any other form of illegal activities.
bullet Any profanity of any kind, no matter how mild it might be. I will also be looking for mocking and/or demeaning material.
bullet Any pornography of any type, as this is not acceptable for websites that consider themselves to be family friendly and safe.
bullet Should not disable the right click function.
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Internal links that do not load within the browser window.

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External links that do not load as a new browser window.

 

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