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Before applying for the Green Light Award, please check to make sure that the website you’re submitting is qualified to win this award by reading the Disqualification Criteria. Each site submitted for consideration will be graded upon the following criteria in five categories:

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GREEN LIGHT SPECIALPOINTS
Discretionary Design Aesthetics 2 Points
Error 404 Custom Designed Page 1 Point
Internet Rating Associations 1 Point
W3C Compliancy 2 Points
TOTAL6 Points

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Discretionary Design Aesthetics - (2 points) These points are given for aesthetic design and they are awarded to sites that make us go, "WOW!" Sites that by their nature create a visual treat for our eyes and senses and make us want to go back just to look some more. These points are subjective, but since this award is weighted on the "Content & Design Side," you know what to expect here.

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Error 404 Custom Designed Page - (1 point) We’re sure you’ve come across these occasionally, and if you have one for your site you will earn this additional point. Don’t know what were talking about? Useful Tip Check out the 404 Research Lab to find out more information.

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Internet Rating Associations - (1 point) If your site has been rated by any of the "child-safe" rating associations you will qualify for this addition to your score. We will verify the labels that are used by such organizations as ICRA or SafeSurf.

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GB W3C Compliancy - (2 points) Is the site compliant with W3C standards? You will receive this addition to your score if your site complies with the W3C Accessibility Standards. Maximum points will be awarded to sites that make it easier for us to verify their code. Useful Tip You can find out more about this at W3C Markup Validation Service.

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The decision to issue the Green Light Award is based on your point score of the above criteria. 70 out of a possible 106 points are needed to win the Green Light Award. The decision of our judges is final. Wining recipients will be notified by email.

There is a two month waiting period for resubmitting a site for reconsideration.


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