Silver Moon judges Poetry Websites for quality, content and style,
presenting awards in three categories:
The first category, Poetic Excellence, is awarded based solely on the
quality, content and style of the poetry itself. Is it well written?
Does it evoke emotions in the reader? Is it written from the soul or
heart, and not strictly from the mind? Are there no spelling or
grammatical errors that are not intentionally used? Does it paint
pictures in the imagination of the reader? These are poems that are
excellent in content and style. Approximately 30%-50% of poetry sites
will fulfill Poetic Excellence.
The second category, Poetic Site Excellence, is awarded based on the
quality, content and style of the poetry site as a whole experience.
Beginning with Poetic Excellence as above, it continues to evaluate
further. Is the site visually pleasing? Is the site well planned and
laid out? Is it easy to navigate (this is a must!!)? Do the
links work correctly? If there is sound does it interfere, or add, to
the poetic experience? Can it be easily turned off by the visitor if
necessary? Are there no spelling or grammatical errors site-wide?
Approximately 5%-15% of poetry sites will fulfill Poetic Site
The third category, Commercial Poetic Site Excellence, is awarded
based on the quality, content and style of commercial poetry sites.
These are sites that are not published solely for visitor enjoyment,
but are commerce-based. This would be a poetry magazine site, or
someone trying to sell their poetry in some way. This category
utilizes all the above criteria for judging commercial sites.
Approximately 30%-50% of commercial sites will fulfill Commercial
Poetic Site Excellence.
Further criteria for the awards:
1. No gratuitous profanity; it must be used sparingly, if
at all, and be absolutely necessary if used.
2. No blatant sexual content; romantic and passionate
poetry should be subtle and tasteful.
To apply for a Silver Moon Excellence Award:
Send an e-mail to Pantera
Include your name, your e-mail address, the site name, and the site
address. Double check these addresses! It is frustrating to
find a wonderful site, and not be able to send the award; or not to be
able to get to the site at all! Indicate the award(s) you would like
to apply for. If another award is more appropriate to your site, you
will be judged by its criteria.
Your site will be viewed and judged within two weeks. If you have won
an award, you will receive an e-mail with our comments, and an
attachment of the award to display on your site. Once added to your
site, link the award graphic back to: http://silvermoon.pantheress.com/
If you have not
heard from Silver Moon in three weeks, you did NOT win an award. Do
not reapply unless significant changes or additions have been made to
you, and GOOD LUCK!
Pantera of Silver Moon