This is an award
for sites that not only demonstrate creativity, but encourage it in
To see if you qualify
for this award, I need:
The URL of your site Optionally:
Your name and email address
The title of your site
Your own comments about the site and your mission
The URL's of three people who were inspired to do something themselves,
by your site. For instance, I would list all the bards at StreetWrites.
I claim particular credit for inspiring the StreetWrites HaiKu
I list those items as optional because I should be able to get them
from your site. If you don't give me an address or have an email address,
guestbook or some way of getting feedback from your site, I won't be
able to let you know whether you've won the award. If your mission isn't
clear from your site, and you don't promote the work of others, this
isn't an award you want to apply for.
Please be sure you have read the criteria
before submitting your site.
I will be influenced
if people linked from your site refer to you as inspirational or if
other people who see your name in my guestbook testify that yours is
a wonder-full site. Having your friends sign the guestbook is
not mandatory. Having
links on your site, however, is part of celebrating other people's creativity
as well as your own.
I also strongly
recommend you read Thalia's
Tips for Accessible Web Pages, because if your pages take too long
to load or are not readable by my friends with older browsers, you probably
The award is open
to all sites -- personal, nonprofit, educational or commercial -- as
long as there is content on your site that celebrates others besides
yourself, and inspiration that others can get without paying for it.
No site that encourages
hatred, abuse, or humiliation of any individual or group will qualify.
With some exceptions, notably, lawyer jokes and anything poking fun
at Mephistopheles, who gets entirely too big for his hatbrim on a regular
I will let you
know within 4 weeks if you have won the Fromper Award. However, I've
got a lot of other mail to answer, too, so I don't send out notices
if you didn't win. If you don't hear from me within a month, check over
the criteria again. The two most frequent reasons I haven't given the
award have been: 1) the site is about you and your interests, but does
not celebrate others or contribute to their growth; 2) the site does
not pass Bobby's accessibility
criteria. If your site changes in the future (and changing either of
those two characteristics can only bring you more traffic!) then you
are welcome to re-apply.
If the Frompers
agree that they like to dance on your pages, I will ask you to download
the award graphic and post it in a suitable position of honor on your
page, with a link back to my site -- and to give me a graphic to post
on my award page and link back to you.
If you do not have a graphic logo or button, I will be happy to help
you create one.
If I find your
site inspirational, I may even write something about you myself.