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The Amazing Light Symposium is
organized by Metanexus Institute.
All inquiries should be directed to:
Metanexus Institute
3624 Market St., Suite 301
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215/789-2200 fax: 215/789-2222

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Web Site Competition
Judging Criteria

Pre-selection Criteria

After the final entry date, the Technical Committee will make a preliminary selection of candidates excluding clearly non-conforming entries. Each Web site is first evaluated according to its relevance to the award's mission and whether it follows the technical specifications (see above). If the committee finds the award does not meet these first criteria, the submission will be excluded from further judging.

If, for example, the committee finds that the submission is simply a QuickTime movie that loads in a blank browser window when the submission URL is loaded, it will be rejected for failure to follow technical specifications. Similarly, if there is no reference to the laser as part of the submission, the submission will be rejected for failure to meet the formal requirements.

If the basic technical and content criteria are met, the submission will proceed to judging on the Criteria of Merit.

Criteria of Merit

The following criteria are meant to indicate the range of possibility for submissions and the judging standards. The criteria are applicable within the content and intended audience of the site.



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