|.: Eligibility & Rules
Bahamas Web Awards Rules
The rules below apply to the 2005 contest.
Any Web site that meets the following guidelines and
that will be live during the entire nomination and
judging period is eligible. For the 2005 Bahamas Web
Awards that period will be July 1, 2005 - October
30, 2005. Sites that cease to be permanently live at any
time during the judging process will be disqualified.
The Web site must contain a majority of Bahamas
oriented content, OR be created by a Bahamian individual
or company (including Bahamians living abroad). The
site can be hosted anywhere.
A Web site must fall into one of the Bahamas Web
Awards seven (7)
categories for consideration. Sites may be submitted
in more than one category. There is no
limit to the number of different web site entries that
may be submitted by any entrant. The Bahamas Web Awards
organizers reserve the right to re-categorize the entries and to
create new categories if appropriate.
Upon acceptance into the contest and agreement with
the terms and conditions, the owner of the
web site will be required to complete a final entry form
and the appropriate registration fee must accompany each final
The Bahamas Web Awards honor Web sites that excel at
achieving their goals. Awards recognize creative and
strategic excellence, as well as impact and measurable
Sponsors of The Bahamas Web Awards may submit their
own Web sites, though the judging process ensures that
such sites receive no special treatment.
Password protected sites, pay sites and sites that
require registration are eligible if they provide a
free, working username and password. This username and
password will be used by The Web Awards judges
evaluating the site during the judging period.
Sites that showcase live events may enter, though the
Bahamas Web Awards can not ensure that the live portions
of the site will be seen at any point in the judging
Sites that are password protected and not accessible
to the general public are not eligible.
Sites that require a fee are eligible if they offer a
free trial period. The Bahamas Web Awards will review
the site via this trial period. Sites requiring
registration are permitted.
While non-English speaking Web sites are not explicitly
ineligible, all answers to questions posed in the entry
form must be submitted in English and sites will be
evaluated by predominantly English-speaking judges.
Sites that contain illicit material, engage in illegal
activity, propagate "hate" messages, make
defamatory statements, or which are otherwise
extraordinarily offensive are not eligible.
Ineligible entries may be disqualified at any phase of
the competition without notification.