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Award Sites 150x50 Award Sites 150x20
Award Sites! started spring 1997
TPC Award Program closed November 17, 2005

Awards Awards 132x72
Awards Awards started Oct 1997

TOP TEN Awarded site
Top Ten Awarded Sites started Oct 1997

United Award Givers 4 150x43
UAG started Mar 2001 CLOSED

Webs Awards Rating Level       10 Supreme since 1/13/2003 new logo 150x50
Kingdom of Internet Duke   of Awards since 5/7/2001 new logo 70x50
WebsAwards started Apr 2001, down for rerating May 2004

International German Top Awards 3*** Quality instead of quantity 137x70 german-top-awards.de closed
GTA started before May 2001 CLOSED

Retsof Award Index 150x42
Retsof Award Index started Jun 2001

Area51 Awards Reference Source 200x40 Web Awards Reference Source started before Sep 2001 CLOSED

World's Creme of Awards 5 160x50
Hyakinthos Award Index started before Oct 2001 DOWN May 2004

Euro Award Index 115x161
Euro Award Index started Jan 2002 rerated May 2004

Eutoda Site Awards - Member=NA#058 200 days 150x50
EUTODA Award Index started Jan 2002 CLOSED Apr 2004 replaced by AFA

Chimaera @wards Index 150x100
Chimaera started before Feb 2002 CLOSED

UWSAG 3+ Member 150x60
UWSAG started Mar 2002

www.copacabanarunners.net Portuguese Web Awards List
Awards for Sites in Portuguese started before May 2002 CLOSED

ARC Level 2 105x45
ARC-A List started before Jun 2002 CLOSED

WebsAwards Site Inspector since 9/2/2002 125x100
WebsAwards Site Inspector since Sep 2002

Treasures of the Web Award List 150x50
TOTW started 2002, CLOSED 2005

Age 40+ Award Giver - Circus World list 80x110
Circus World Age 40+ Award Giver started before 2003

Olymp Award Index 5.0 140x84
OAI started before Mar 2003

Outland Award Listing, Wm C Gowacki 212x36
Outland started Mar 2003, CLOSED

Palion Award Index 4 since Aug 17 2003 185x137
PAI started before Jun 2003

Astral Awards Peer since 9/7/2002 145x145
Astral Awards Peer started Jul 2003

Awards Cartel 150x50
Awards Cartel started summer 2003

Hit List 101x33
TLTC Hit List started before Sep 2003 CLOSED

CQD Hit List 88x31
CQD Hit List started before Sep 2003 CLOSED

R.D.'s Award Listing since 10/26/03 150x80
R.D.'s Award Listing started Oct 2003

Awards Hot List 150x50
Awards Hot List started before Nov 2003 CLOSED

Bandit Award Index 166x60
Bandit A.P. Listing started before Jan 2004, CLOSED 2005

I.W.A.R.A. 5 140x95
I.W.A.R.A. started Spring 2004

new WebsAwards.org May 2004 120x60
new WebsAwards.org started May 2004

Euro Award Index 3 107x150
Euro Award Index rerated June 2004, relaunched Spring 2005
The Texas Precancel Club Award Program was closed on November 17, 2005. Reviews were being conducted, but there had not been any winners for awhile. HTML has changed over the years to be more Microsoft-centric, and there is now a rarity of sites that are viewable in Netscape 4.
Small sites tend to run well on small systems. However, some have been not been scored rigorously enough, in line with current award program philosophy. After some experience with overall scores, more objective point values are now provided. They can be modified without warning as more review patterns are seen, since the results reflect on this award program.

DETAILED SCORING: Score starts at 100%. Final score will not be over 100%. Awards are given for 70% or above.
  • Navigation:
    • No navigation on dependent pages (back key required) = -30% (exception for large graphics under thumbnail)
    • Back navigation on large graphics under thumbnail = +5%
    • Complete navigation on large graphics under thumbnail = +10%
    • More than one way to get around e.g. graphic/text navigation, bottom navigation duplicate of top = +10%
    • Back button only on dependent pages = -10% (causes multiple load time for each page change, since navigation page must repeatedly be loaded.)
    • Next button (linear navigation) only on dependent pages = -10%
    • Previous/Next only on dependent pages = -8%
    • All pages referenced on every page, framed or unframed (good for small sites) = +5%
    • Section/Subsection navigation (good for large sites, not possible to put links to all pages on every page) = +10%
  • Design:
    • Layout (creativity points) = 0% to +20%
    • Asks to install unwanted plug-ins = -10% (Many of these may not work on 16 bit computers anyway.)
    • Everything Centered text, which is unjustified on both sides (unless poetry, a wedding invitation or a supper menu) = -20%
    • Excessively large text = -5% to -15%
    • Lines of text fill complete screen from left to right, per observed page = -5%
    • Excessive blinking text or annoying animated background, per observed page = -5%
    • Music: ignored. My small computer has no sound card. My large computers have volume controls.
    • Right click disabled = -3%
    • Mouse followers on first page = -1%
    • Mouse followers on most or all pages = -5%
    • Windows 2000 runtime errors, per occurrence = -1% (Severe errors can cause disqualification.)
    • Marquee text scroll = -1% per scroll
    • Low contrast, hard-to-read text or text on similar background = -5%
    • Domain address: I don't care where your site is. Slowness of free sites could be penalized in page load time.
    • Load time over 5 minutes on longest page on 56k modem = -100% (disqualification point on smallest computer) My ISP disconnects after 5 minutes of inactivity. THIS INCLUDES RUNNING TIME FOR A FLASH INTRODUCTION.
    • Load time 3-5 minutes on longest page on 56k modem = -20%
    • Lake Applets, and animation will unduly influence load time and will be scored there. Flash introductions will not be skipped for timing. Minimal appropriate animation integrated into the design can be rewarded.
    • Long pages without "_top" links = -5%
    • Horizontal Scroll over 1024x768 = -10%
    • Horizontal Scroll over 800x600 =-5%
    • Broken internal links = -1% per observed occurrence (external links can not always be controlled, but neglect of links to sites known to be down for a while will be noted and considered as internal links.)
    • Broken images = -1% per observed occurrence (The new .PNG graphics appear as broken, but I can not display them in 16 bit browsers and do not deduct for them.)
    • I do not penalize for having more than a few awards since I have many myself. This should be an indication of a better site, not a bad one. However, no citations/laudatios for awards = -5%
    • No e-mail link to webmaster (Contact forms may not always work and some award deliveries are by autoresponder.) Code it in Javascript so that spam spiders can not read it. = -5%
    • Must sign guestbook to win award = -5%
  • Content:
    • Overwhelming Knowledge of subject, not merely pictures of family or pets = +1% to +10%
    • More than 10 content pages = 0% to +10%
    • 5-10 content pages (small sites) = -5%

    • Content does not include chat rooms, message boards, guest books, greeting card shops, links, webring or membership pages.
    • Copyright violations (per image) = -5%
    • Less than 5 content pages = -20%
    • Spelling errors, per observed occurrence, not in context = -1%
    • Grammar errors, per observed occurrence, not in context = -2%
    • Foreign language without English version = -5%, since spelling and grammar are not judged
    • Portal site with only links elsewhere = -30%
    • pornographic, hateful or satanic content = -100% I am not a follower, but gentle, family safe religions such as Wicca and Paganism are not hateful here. Please go here for an explanation.
Texas Precancel Club Gold Award of Excellence
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Texas Precancel Club Silver Award of Excellence
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Texas Precancel Club bronze Award of Excellence
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Texas Precancel Club merit Award of Excellence
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Awarded Level:
Gold = 96-100 points (5 point range): AS Halls: 1.0 point at 3.5 rating level
Webs Awards Approved Site: (10 rating / 4 award levels) x 4 = 10 (+ 1 for Duke) = 11 points

Silver=90-95 points (6 point range): AS Halls: 0.5 point at 3.5 rating level
Webs Awards Approved Site: (10 rating / 4 award levels) x 3 = 7.5 (+ 1 for Duke) = 8.5 points

Bronze=82-89 points (8 point range): AS Halls: 0.33 point at 3.5 rating level
Webs Awards Approved Site: (10 rating / 4 award levels) x 2 = 5 (+ 1 for Duke) = 6 points

Merit=70-81 points (12 point range): AS Halls: = 0.25 point at 3.5 rating level
Webs Awards Approved Site: (10 rating / 4 award levels) x 1 = 2.5 (+ 1 for Duke) = 3.5 points

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