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The Green Light Award is not given away to all who apply for it. Like most of the quality awards that are available on the net it must be earned. Winners who are honored with this award will have their sites proudly listed in our winners section. In return all that is requested of the winners is that the award is displayed prominently on the site with a link back to The Green Light Award page so that others can apply for this award.

This award was originally offered as a single tiered award in July 2005. On January 1st of 2006 we changed the Green Light Award so that it offers four levels of achievement.

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Before applying for the Green Light Award, please check to make sure that the website you’re submitting meets the following criteria:

red lightIs Railroad Oriented.

red lightIs Written in English.

red lightHas five or more pages of railroad related content (excluding links, forums, photo galleries, and guestbooks).

red lightIs Family Friendly, with NO pornography, NO hate, and NO racist or violent content, or links to pages with such content.

red lightIs Easy To Read and Navigate and is not created using a formatted template.

red lightIs well designed, and does not contain "Under Construction" or "Coming Soon" Signs or Text, or links to pages with no content.

red lightIs Free of Copyright Infringement. DETAILS

red lightThere Are No Linked graphics from servers other than the one in which your site resides (Bandwidth Stealing). DETAILS

red lightHas no "pop-up" window advertisements. EXAMPLE. "Pop-ups" related to content and banners are acceptable.

red lightExternal links don't open within a frameset.

red lightThe site is not password protected, nor should membership be required to view it.

red lightDoes not require any kind of download to view the site properly.

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red lightIf "Flash Animation" is used there must be alternative page(s) for those who do not have the capability to view flash.

red lightDoes not contain any "Mouse Trailers" or "Comet Cursors."

red lightIf sound is used, then the viewer must have the option of turning it off.

red lightThe Author/Webmaster Is Not Under the Age of 13. COPPA

If the site that you are submitting meets the above criteria, then it is eligible for consideration for the Green Light Award! You should be prepared to have your site examined completely. Your site will be graded on a point system. Depending on how many points your site receives will determine if the award is given.


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The decision to issue the Green Light Award is based on our judgement of the fulfillment of the grading criteria. The Green Light Award is issued based on a point system. 70 out of a possible 106 points are needed to win this award and your final point score will determine which award is won.


Merit Bar 70 - 79 points to win the Merit Award Merit Bar
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Bronze Bar 80 - 87 points to win the Bronze Award Bronze Bar
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Silver Bar 88 - 95 points to win the Silver Award Silver Bar
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Gold Bar 96 - 106 points to win the Gold Award Gold Bar

Listed below are the five categories that are used in determining the final qualifying point score. Please carefully read what is required in each category or read the complete:

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CATEGORYPOINTS
Content 30
Construction 20
Navigation 20
Design 30
Green Light Special 6
TOTAL106 Points

Before you submit your site for consideration PLEASE read the complete list of
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It may take as long as eight weeks before an evaluation of a site is complete. The decision is of our judges is final. We will notify all applicants by E-mail. There is a two month waiting period for resubmitting a site for this award.


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