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X-POST FROM: H-ANNOUNCE NAWeb2002 Educational Internet Site of the Year Nominations Location: New Brunswick, Canada Prize Deadline: 2002-08-20 Date Submitted: 2002-06-17 Announcement ID: 130658 "The North American Web Conference, NAWeb2002, is an internationally recognized conference founded in 1995 whose focus is to encourage innovative and practical uses of the World Wide Web in teaching and learning and extending the reach of existing campuses through creating "virtual" campuses of a unique and exciting nature. This mission applies not only to traditional educational institutions, but also to the corporate and private world as well. As part of the mission of the conference program NAWeb2002 sponsors the NAWeb Award for Educational Internet Site of the Year. The NAWeb Educational Internet Site of the Year trophy will be awarded to the winning web site during the NAWeb2002 conference. Any web site, be it privately or publicly developed site, a corporate or university site, or an individual site-in short, any educational site on the web may be nominated for this award. A jury of judges will review each site according to the criteria listed below. Five finalists will be selected for presentation to the attendees at the conference during the awards ceremony. From these five finalists the NAWeb2002 Internet Site of the Year will be announced. Each of the four runner-ups will receive a special NAWeb Award's citation. The judging criteria will place a premium on innovation, creativity, and the practicality of the nominated site. The judges will ask questions such as: * How well does it achieve its stated purpose? * Does it represent an innovative and creative approach in using the Internet? Is the site innovative or groundbreaking in its field or discipline? * Is it well designed both in its look and in its informational design? * The "Wow" factor is fine, but does it have a solid purpose or is one simply looking at "eye candy?" The site must also be practical. * Is it easy to navigate and to understand? * In short, is it user friendly? * Does it meet a clear need? Send all nominations as Microsoft Word document attachments to Prof. Ronald Smith, who is the non-judging awards Chair, at email@example.com. Each nomination must include: * A statement of the site's purpose and/or reason for development. * Any special browser settings * Special aspects/parts of the site to which the judges should pay particular attention. * Any additional information the nominee believes would be important to the judges (For example, design principles, what makes this site stand out vis-à-vis other similar sites, etc.) Please use a 12-font standard type (Prof. Smith and the judges do not wish to go blind!) and limit the nomination document to 2 pages. Any nominations greater than two pages in length will not be considered. You will be notified of receipt of the nomination. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Ron Smith. All nominations must be submitted by August 20th, 2002. Finalists will be notified by early September 2002. Contact information: Prof. Ronald Smith 101 Academy Drive Mass. Maritime Academy Buzzards Bay, MA. 02632 508.830.5000 ext. 5033 Fax: 508.830.5090 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Prize website: http://naweb.unb.ca