you have any of the immediate disqualifiers present on any
of your pages?
your color scheme very bright, or very dark, making it hard
your pages look crowded, or have spaces that look gapingly
there horizontal scrolling on any of your pages at 800x600
a look at your graphics. Are they slow to load, very large,
or fuzzy appearing? Do you have a lot of animated graphics?
your text easy to read over your background color or image?
Is it easy to read at 800x600 and 1024x768 resolutions? Do
you use a font that viewers may not have installed?
you use Flash, Java, PHP, etc...do you use them appropriately
and with some skill?
you have at least 5 pages of your own content, do they flow
into one another design-wise, and is the navigation located
consistantly throughout your pages?
a visitor see your navigation immediately upon viewing your
opening page? Is your navigation clear, or of the 'mystery
meat' variety? Does your chosen navigation method fit in with
your site's overall design? Do you have a way for visitors
to contact you?
any of your internal links broken? Image links? External links?
answering these questions, do you feel your site is ready
to be submitted to award programs?