Below is a listing of items we look for and/or informational items about applying. It is not a complete listing and only displayed to help you get your site ready to apply for our award. Reading our criteria is a must. Do not apply for our White Swan Award without reading our criteria.
Are you the webmaster/mistress or owner of the site?
Are you over the age of 13?
Is your application dated between the 1st. through the 15th. of the month? If the application is not dated between this time frame it will be disqualified.
Have you read the criteria?
Do you understand if you win our award you are giving us your permission to use a screen shot of your site?
You agree to display the award on your site with a link back to this site being appreciated.
Is your site "Family Friendly" and labeled as such?
Is your site in English or has an English translation?
If a stated resolution is not provided, is your site free of horizontal scroll bars at 800x600 resolution?
Does your site have at least 5 pages of original content?
Is your site complete with no "Under Construction and/or Coming Soon" signs anywhere on the site?
Does your site have a separate area for awards received and has no resized or altered awards on display?
Do you understand that all decisions are final?
Does your site have real content, has some purpose, aim or message to impart, is it entertaining or educational and has something to share with visitors to your site?
Did you check your pages for spelling errors?
Does your site have Privacy and Copyright statements?
Are Alt, Title and Meta tags present?
Does your site have a site map?
Is your site navigation simple with a way to return to the "Home Page" from all pages on the site?
Have you checked internal and external links?
Are your graphics original or credit given?
The password that must be in your application is "Swan".