Authorship & intended audience
This award gives philosophers a
chance for recognition. Do you have original material? Are
you the author? Does your work reside on your own
website? Do you feel that your work would add something original
and interesting to the Philosophy Research Base?
essays for Nomination must meet general academic standards, including
the APA guidelines for inclusive gender.
You may enter a single article or a series of articles on a
The structure of your essay
should be clear and concise. If applicable, historical or
"accepted" views of your thesis should be covered, your
agreements and / or objections explained, as well as the objections of
your readers anticipated.
Standards of Evidence
Like any scholarly paper, your
submitted texts should be thoroughly documented, using general academic
standards of evidence. Any of the major style books are acceptable
for citations, quotations and footnotes. Primary and secondary
sources should be listed, or at least available upon request. No Plagiarism!
Your work MUST be published to
your website. We do not accept essays sent through email, nor do we
publish your essays on our server. If you work qualifies for the
award, you will be featured on the Philosophy Research Base with links
back to your site.
Does your site work? Do the
pages load quickly? Are there broken links? Are your pages
compatible with the major, most popular browsers? If you have
browser specific elements in your HTML, do you have alternative routes
for other browsers? Do the scripts and forms work properly?
Design & Creativity
The Site needs to be well organized,
intuitive and easy to navigate. Can visitors always find their way
back to the home page, table of contents, or site index? Must
visitors continuously search for the navigational system? Must
they scroll down to find their way? Is there consistency between
the different pages?
The site should be reasonably pleasing to the eye
and easy to read. Will your visitors want to come back again? Do
your background images interfere with the text?
The site should download quickly. Do your pages generally take
more than 60 seconds to load at 28.8?
All the graphics should be working and related to the content of your
website. Do they reside on your own server? Did you make
most of them yourself? (of course there are exceptions)
There should be a minimum of hindrances to research. Do any of
your fancy Java scripts get in the way of research? Do the
dynamic features relate to the content of your site?
Grammar and spelling should be immaculate!
Passwords to the content of your site should not be required.
The awards review process can take up to an entire
semester. Due to the high volume of submissions, only those
granted the award will be contacted.
If you believe your work satisfies the above conditions, please submit your
URL for review: