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Level Criteria's

 Criteria is subject to change without notice. 

 The criteria's below are mandatory! 

  

No one under the age of 18 years of age will be accepted into this affiliation. We abide and adhere to the U.S. Children's Online Privacy Protection Act to protect the privacy of all children. PLEASE NOTE: The criteria's below were revised on 5/19/06, and that anyone applying after this date must meet of exceed the criteria's below. We have kept a copy of the old criteria for applications that came in before the date mentioned above.

 Level 1 Rated Membership Criteria 

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1 - 6 months in existence with at least 1 - 6 award winners.

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We ask that you have a purpose or mission statement, but it is not required for this level.

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We ask that you state the month and year your program came into existence, but is not a required for this level.

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Your awards program needs to have at least some type of criteria by which your applicants can go by when applying for your awards.

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Must have an alternative email address along with your application form on your site. With this level, we will accept just an email link for applying for your awards, provided you have text that the applicant may copy/paste to their email. The application must have at least name, email, URL and the title of the website as requirements on it.

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Application through your guestbook is acceptable for this level, must not be a requirement to be eligible.

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You must at list your winners with just a link to their websites.

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There should be any obvious copyright infringements on any part of your website.

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You must be the web master or web mistress of the site.

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You must have a link to and from your awards program to your main web site and vs. visa.

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We ask that your own website meets the requirements of your awards program, but is not required for this level.

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NO more than 4 broken images.

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NO more than 4 broken links and awarded site links must open in a new window.

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We ask that you have NO visual password protected pages, but we will accept them if there is reason for them such as an evaluators section that should not be seen by the public for obvious reasons.

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We ask that your awards program have a privacy statement, copyright statement, code of ethics and/or a creed statement, but is not a requirement for this level.

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We ask that your have a page telling something about the evaluator and/or other evaluators, but is not a requirement for this level.

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We ask that you have an applicants status page on which your applicants can keep track of their progress, but is not a requirement for this level.

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The award or awards you offer must be displayed on a separate page, giving a clear description of each.

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We ask that your website not have a scroll bar at the bottom when viewing in any browser no matter what resolution is use, but is not a requirement for this level.

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You must be the web master or web mistress of the site and awards program.

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 Level 2 Rated Membership Criteria 

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7 - 12 months in existence with at least 7 - 13 award winners.

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Your must have an explained purpose for your awards program.

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Your awards program needs to have set criteria by which your applicants can go by when applying for your awards.

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Must have an alternative email address along with your application form on your site. With this level, we will accept just an email link for applying for your awards, provided you have text that the applicant may copy/paste to their email. The application must have at least name, email, URL and the title of the website as requirements on it.

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You must state the month and year your program came into existence.

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Your must have an application for your prospective applicants, NO guestbook signing will be allow for this level.

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You must have a link to and from your awards program to your main web site and vs. visa.

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You must display your qualifications for evaluating websites.

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NO more than 3 broken images.

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NO more than 3 broken links and awarded site links must open in a new window.

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We ask that you have NO visual password protected pages, but we will accept them if there is reason for them such as an evaluators section that should not be seen by the public for obvious reasons.

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Awards program must be in a separate section of your site.

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Must have a privacy statement, copyright statement and code of ethics.

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Must be stated on the homepage awards program itself how long the program has been in existence. (See our homepage for an example.)

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Must have a page telling about the evaluator and/or other evaluators qualifications.

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We ask that you have an applicants status page on which your applicants can keep track of their progress, but it is not required for this level.

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There should be separate category of the awards you give and a link to those sites that have won your awards. It is not required to have them on separate pages.

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All links should function properly, internal links opening in the same browser window, and all external links opening in a new window. However, we are willing to over look a few (2 or 3) not being linked properly.

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We ask that your website not have a scroll bar at the bottom when viewing in any browser no matter what resolution is use, but is not a requirement for this level.

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The award or awards you offer must be displayed on a separate page, giving a clear description of each.

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We prefer that you contact the winners and non-winners of your awards, but it is not a requirement for this level.

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You must be the web master or web mistress of the site and awards program.

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 Level 3 Rated Membership Criteria 

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13 - 19 months in existence with at least 14 - 19 award winners.

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Your awards program needs to have definite set criteria, with a general and disqualifying criteria, by which your applicants can go by when applying for your awards.

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Must have an alternative email address along with your application form on your site. With this level, we will accept just an email link for applying for your awards, provided you have text that the applicant may copy/paste to their email. The application must have other requirements other than just name, email, URL and the title of the website.

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You must state the month and year your program came into existence.

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Your must have an application for your prospective applicants, NO guestbook signing will be allow for this level.

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You must have a link to and from your awards program to your main web site and vs. visa.

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NO more than 2 broken images.

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NO more than 2 broken links and awarded site links must open in a new window.

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We ask that you have NO visual password protected pages, but we will accept them if there is reason for them such as an evaluators section that should not be seen by the public for obvious reasons.

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Awards program must be in a separate section of your site.

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Must have a privacy statement, copyright statement and code of ethics.

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Must be stated on the homepage awards program itself how long the program has been in existence. (See our homepage for an example.)

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Must have a page telling about the evaluator and/or other evaluators qualifications.

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We ask that you have an applicants status page on which your applicants can keep track of their progress, but it is not required for this level.

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You must have separate category pages of the awards you give and a link to those sites that have won your awards. It is not required to have them on separate pages as long as you have a page with your winners on it.

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All links should function properly, internal links opening in the same browser window, and all external links opening in a new window. Plus, there must be text links on your website for the convenience of your viewers.

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The navigation of your awards program must be easy to follow and understand. The same will be applied to your main site.

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Your website must not have a scroll bar at the bottom when viewing in any browser no matter what resolution is use at any resolution.

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The winners of your awards need to meet the level of the award they win.

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We prefer that you contact the winners and non-winners of your awards. If they are not, then you must provide a status page.

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The award or awards you offer must be displayed on a separate page, giving a clear description of each.

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We ask that you have a self test, but is not required for this level.

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You must be the web master or web mistress of the site and awards program.

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 Level 4 Rated Membership Criteria 

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20 - 26 months in existence with at least 20 - 26 award winners.

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Your awards program needs to have definite set criteria, with a general and disqualifying criteria, by which your applicants can go by when applying for your awards.

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You must have a evaluation and notification purpose displayed.

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Must have an alternative email address along with your application form on your site. With this level, we will accept just an email link for applying for your awards, provided you have text that the applicant may copy/paste to their email.

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You must state the month and year your program came into existence.

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Your must have an application for your prospective applicants, NO guestbook signing will be allow for this level. The application must have other requirements other than just name, email, URL and the title of the website.

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You must have a link to and from your awards program to your main web site and vs. visa.

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NO more than 1 broken image.

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NO more than 1 broken link and awarded site links must open in a new window.

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We ask that you have NO visual password protected pages, but we will accept them if there is reason for them such as an evaluators section that should not be seen by the public for obvious reasons.

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Awards program must be in a separate section of your site.

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Must have a privacy statement, copyright statement and code of ethics.

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Must be stated on the homepage awards program itself how long the program has been in existence. (See our homepage for an example.)

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Must have a page telling about the evaluator and/or other evaluators qualifications.

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We ask that you have an applicants status page on which your applicants can keep track of their progress, but it is not required for this level.

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You must have separate category pages of the awards you give and a link to those sites that have won your awards. Must also have the date won and a description of the winning website.

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All links should function properly, internal links opening in the same browser window, and all external links opening in a new window. Plus, there must be text links on your website for the convenience of your viewers.

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The navigation of your awards program must be easy to follow and understand. The same will be applied to your main site.

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Your website must not have a scroll bar at the bottom when viewing in any browser no matter what resolution is use at any resolution.

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The winners of your awards need to meet the level of the award they win.

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Your own website should meet or exceed your own criteria.

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We prefer that you contact the winners and non-winners of your awards. If they are not, then you must provide a status page.

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The award or awards you offer must be displayed on a separate page, giving a clear description of each.

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We ask that you have a self test, but is not required for this level.

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You must be the web master or web mistress of the site and awards program.

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 Level 5 Rated Membership Criteria 

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27 - 33 months in existence with at least 27 - 32 award winners.

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Your awards program needs to have definite set criteria, with a general and disqualifying criteria, by which your applicants can go by when applying for your awards. It must also have a scoring system to accompany them.  All of which must be on separate pages.

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You must have a evaluation and notification purpose displayed.

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Your must have an application for your prospective applicants, NO guestbook signing will be allow for this level. Must have an alternative email address along with your application form on your site. With this level, we will not accept just an email link for applying for your awards, provided you have text that the applicant may copy/paste to their email. The application must have other requirements other than just name, email, URL and the title of the website.

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You must state the month and year your program came into existence.

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You must have a link to and from your awards program to your main web site and vs. visa.

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NO broken images.

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NO broken links and awarded site links must open in a new window.

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We ask that you have NO visual password protected pages, but we will accept them if there is reason for them such as an evaluators section that should not be seen by the public for obvious reasons.

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Awards program must be in a separate section of your site.

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Must have a privacy statement, copyright statement and code of ethics.

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You must not have any violations of copyrights on your website.

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Must be stated on the homepage awards program itself how long the program has been in existence. (See our homepage for an example.)

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Must have a page telling about the evaluator and/or other evaluators qualifications. And they must be clearly stated in an understandable fashion.

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You must have an applicants status page on which your applicants can keep track of their progress.

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You must have separate category pages of the awards you give and a link to those sites that have won your awards. Must also have the date won and a description of the winning website.

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All links should function properly, internal links opening in the same browser window, and all external links opening in a new window. Plus, there must be text links on your website for the convenience of your viewers.

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The navigation of your awards program must be easy to follow and understand. The same will be applied to your main site.

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Your website must not have a scroll bar at the bottom when viewing in any browser no matter what resolution is use at any resolution.

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The winners of your awards need to meet the level of the award they win.

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Your own website should meet or exceed your own criteria.

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Your must contact the winners and non-winners of your awards by email and it must be stated so in you notification information.

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The award or awards you offer must be displayed on a separate page, giving a clear description of each.

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Your must have a self test.

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You must be the web master or web mistress of the site and awards program.

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