Awards are nice to receive after having put a lot of effort (or not) in your site. If you haven't got one yet for your killer design, you are at the right place. You undoubtedly have seen several sites around the net showing off their nice, shiny awards. Then you wonder: "Why haven't I got an award? My site is at least just as good!". The truth is, you can't receive an award, if you don't apply for one. Those other sites don't get their awards straight out of nothing, they've applied for it!

There are numerous award sites available on the net, with most of them legitimate ones, and others which look more like link-exchanges. Some award site only allow non-commercial sites, while others only allow corporate websites.

Read through the criteria of each award website carefully, some only accept non-frames sites, or any java-applets. A lot of people miss out awards because they didn't read the criteria fully. If you were planning to get some extra hits with your new acquired awards, you will probably need to have a superb site(a good site anyhow, to get an award), since the most prestigious awards are usually only showcasing the winner(s), which often leads to more hits. If you're just planning to show off to your friends with your award, well then, you're having the wrong attitude towards webdesigning, in my opinion.

If you haven't won, don't be discouraged. Web design can be fun and profitable, so don't let it get yourself down, see it has a challenge to learn more and improve your site.

Here are some tips on getting yourself an award:

Some award sites to get you started:

Well, this was my first piece of creative writing. I hope this was informative as well as a bit of entertaining (don't want this to be a pain in the back to read) =). Until we meet again.

Kang He

Kang He is director of z-net webdesign services,

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