The Awards Archive:

Awards Won By This Web Site

This archive lists the awards won by my web site, Art Of Middle Eastern Dance in 1999. I'd like to thank each and every awards site webmaster who has chosen my site for their honor. I know it takes many, many hours of web surfing to examine possible candidates, and I appreciate the time spent evaluating my site.

Thank you, all award granters, for encouraging the growth of high-quality sites on the Internet.

For the most part, I have tried to link to each site who has offered me an award. Many of them feature archives of sites who have won their award in the past, and it's only fair to link back to them! If you find that I haven't linked to the home of one of the awards below, it's probably because the address I had for that site quit working and I no longer know how to reach them.

This page shows awards won in 1999. For awards won in other years, see:

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Awards Won In 1999

Poet's Award

Ernest Slyman's Poet's Award, January 24, 1999, NR

Awarded January 24, 1999

This is what the e-mail I received from Ernest Slyman said when he notified me that my site had won:

Stopped by your site.
Terrific pages. Great Design. Great contribution to the World Wide Web.

I am much impressed. I am awarding your site the Poet's Award.

Zap's Internet Guide

Zap Internet Guide's Award, January 29, 1999, NR

Awarded January 29, 1999

This is what the e-mail I received from Jim Hughes said when he notified me that my site had won:

A couple of months ago Zap Internet Guide started to compile a list of the best sites on the Internet. While we are still not through we would like to give the sites we have included their recognition. We know you have worked hard to make your sites great and now you can make some of that work pay

Netscape Cool Sitings

Netscape Cool Sitings, March 11, 1999, NR

Awarded March 11, 1999.

I was not sent an e-mail notifying me of my site being selected for Netscape's Cool Sitings. I discovered it when I realized my site was running slowly one day due to unusually heavy activity, and the web site statistics showed they were coming from this site!

Knowledge Hound's One Smart Puppy

Knowledge Hound, March 21, 1999, NR

Awarded March 21, 1999

This is what the staff at Knowledge Hound said in their e-mail to me when they notified me that my site had won their award:


You've won Knowledge Hound's 'One Smart Puppy Award'! Knowledge Hound is the Web's biggest directory of free how-to guides and we've chosen your site to join our stellar collection of links.

We at Knowledge Hound pride ourselves on hunting down the best online
tutorials for our visitors. Our site is dedicated to people like you... People who have given their time and know-how to help others worldwide.


Webivore, April 8, 1999, NR

Awarded April 8, 1999

This is what Amara Cohen said in her e-mail to me when she let me know I had won the Webivore award:

Webivore Knowledge Systems values your web site and has included it in our collection of educational web pages
( This collection is an index of the best web sites found and reviewed by our content experts and editors to help students and educators find accurate and useful information on the web.

Alt-Music.Net Site of the Week Site Of The Week, October 12, 1999, NR

Awarded October 9, 1999

This is what the staff at Alt-Music said in the e-mail that notified me of the award:

Congratulations! Your site has been selected as this week's SITE OF THE WEEK.

Your site is outstanding and we feel it deserves recognition by the Web site. The goal of is to bring music listeners the best the Internet has to offer.

Congratulations on producing and maintaining an outstanding site. Few
recognize the time and commitment required to do such work. We at want to thank you and recognize your efforts.

Medaille d'Or

Medaille d'Or, October 31, 1999, 5.0

Awarded October 31, 1999

This is the e-mail I received from Ken and Maureen Lussey:

We took you up on your invitation to take a look at your site,
and were very impressed by what we saw. Congratulations on being
awarded the Medaille d'Or for it!

Willow Cool Cat Award

Willow Cool Cat Award, November 16, 1999, NR

Awarded November 16, 1999

This is what Helen said when she notified me I had won her Willow Cool Cat Award:

Hi your page is very interesting and I did read about bastet :) I have always been interested in ancient egyptian culture and have always felt they treated cats in the way they should be treated...with great respect.

Pharoah's Palace Award: Worthy of Greatness

Pharoah's Palace Worthy Of Greatness, November 16, 1999, NR

Awarded November 16, 1999

What I received from Stuart Rivers:

Just visited your site, and found it very nice, and certainly worthy of my
Pharoh's award of greatness.

Cool Frog Award

The Cool Frog Award, November 16, 1999, NR

Awarded November 17, 1999

The e-mail I received from John at Frog Creations said:

What a huge site! You've done a great job. The pages are all very well crafted and user-friendly and your animated graphics are sensational (and funny!)

Congratulations! Your site has just won the Cool Frog Award for excellence in design and content. Really enjoyed the visit!

Cyber-Teddy's Top 500 Web Site

CyberTeddy's Top 500 WebSite Award, November 23, 1999

Awarded November 23, 1999

Team Creations Star Site: Bronze

Team Creations Star Site Bronze Award, December 6, 1999, NR

Awarded December 6, 1999

This is what my e-mail from Michael at Team Creations said:

Thank you for the opportunity to look at your website. Our Germany and USA Team Creations staff performed a complete website evaluation consisting of loading speed, use of graphics, links, theme and overall layout. Your site scored very well and we are pleased to present you our Bronze award.

Critical Mass Award

Critical Mass Award, December 15, 1999, 4.0

Awarded December 15, 1999

This is the announcement I received from Bill Darling:

Congratulations!!......Your site definitely qualifies for the "Critical Mass Award". A very nice site, excellent design, clever original graphics, great photos, and your
content is informative, entertaining, presented well and easy to access. A worthy enterprise and a positive
contribution to the Web.

Thanks for helping make the Web a more interesting, fun and attractive place to visit. I really enjoyed my
visit to your site and will return again when time permits :)

Best in the World! Monumental Golden Ducky Award for Music Related Web Site Excellence

Gold Ducky Award, December 16, 1999, NR

Awarded December 16, 1999

This is the e-mail I received from Dr. Duck:

Dear Web Master .. CONGRATULATIONS .. your web site has been reviewed by the Ducks Deluxe Award Committee and your fine work has earned you the "Best in the World !! Monumental Golden Ducky Award For Music Related Web Site Excellence" ... You have also won the "Silver Ducky Award" at the same time !! ..

Hawk Award

High Density Computing Hawk Award, December 20, 1999, 4.5

Awarded December 20, 1999

This is the message I received from Tom of High-Density Computing:

Congratulations! I have visited your web site and found it to meet the criteria of our Hawk award.

Pagine Musica Bronze Award

Paginemusica Bronze Award, December 24, 1999, NR

Awarded December 24, 1999


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