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Best of the Web 2010: Nomination Process


Best of the Web Nomination Form

Each year, a committee of peers recognises the best museum work on the web.

Here's how the Best of the Web 2010 is going to work.

  • All nominations will be made through this site http://conference.archimuse.com and be available on-line
  • Only registered users can nominate a site. If you haven't registered, feel free to set up an account. [All requests for accounts are reviewed; spam accounts will be deleted. Accounts  resulting from a campaign to promote a site will not be approved or will be suspended when discovered.]
  • Each registered user can nominate only one site.
  • Sites can be nominated in any one of the categories.
  • You are encouraged to nominate a site other than your own.

What's required in a Nomination

  • To make a nomination complete the on-line form.
  • Complete all the fields:
    • Site Name [the formal name of the site, or part of a site]
    • Institution [the museum that launched the site; format this so it sorts in lists]
    • URL [the full, working URL for the site, starting with http:// Make sure you get this right. if we can't find the site, we can't review it.]
    • Category [pick the appropriate category; parts of sites that excel in a category do better in competition than home pages nominated in any category.]
    • Small Museum Yes / No. Should this site be considered for a Small Museum award.
    • Why [help the judges: highlight why this site is great at what it does. Cite specific pages by URL. Include screen shots if desired.
    • Screen Images Attach a maximum of five screen shots to your entry. These should highlight exceptional parts of the site. Only the first five images linked to a nomination will be published.  Upload a screenshot by clicking on the camera icon above the Why text area. Follow the prompts on the pop-up form, first to upload your image file, and then to link it to your nomination. Your image will be automatically resized. Put your image at the start of your text, and the words will flow around it.
  • Preview your nomination and correct any problems. You cannot edit it once nominations close.
  • Submit your nomination. Once submitted, your nomination is final.
  • Nominations will be reviewed by MW2010, and then released to the conference site.

Please don't just re-submit your MUSE award application. These are very different competitions.

The Deadline

  • Nominations will be accepted until February 21st, 2010.

The List of Nominations

  • Nominations will appear in the list immediately after they are reviewed and released.
  • Nominations are linked to the user profile of the nominator.

The Review Process

People's Choice

  • Members of the community will vote for the "people's choice' award: April 1-15, 2010.
  • Only registered users can vote for a site. Each user has one vote.
    If you haven't registered, feel free to set up an account. All requests for accounts are reviewed; spam accounts will be deleted. Accounts created during a campaign to promote a site will not be approved.]

The Awards

Background

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