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The NetherReal  proudly presents—

The NetherReal
Awards of Excellence Program


The Shining Trapezohedron

The Shining Trapezohedron


The Elder Sign of Excellence

The Elder Sign of Excellence

"In some places they was little stones strewed abaout—like charms—with somethin' on 'em like what ye call a swastika naowadays. Prob'ly them was the Old Ones' signs."
Zadok Allen, The Shadow Over Innsmouth

The Sign of the Old Ones' Award of Excellence

The Sign of the Old Ones' Award of Excellence

The NetherReal Awards of Excellence Program was created to recognize those sites on the Internet that further the works of H.P. Lovecraft and the genre he created. Whether for overall design, art, fiction, nonfiction, reference, or gaming, these awards let those who visit know that the site is, indeed, a Mythos site, not a waste of time.


Levels of Awards


The Shining Trapezohedron

A special award presented to sites which, by the superior quality of their content and the overall dedication to all things Mythos, further all aspects of the world of H.P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos. This award is very rare indeed, and requires additional time in order to present.


The Sign of the Old Ones' Award of Excellence
The Elder Sign of Excellence

The Sign of Old Ones' Award of Excellence and The Elder Sign of Excellence are intended for those sites on the Internet who are dedicated to the works of H.P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos. Each award is divided into the following categories:


The selected sites must meet and exceed a very stringent set of rules set by The NetherReal as listed below in that particular category. Sites presented this award will be given The Sign of Old Ones' Award of Excellence or The Elder Sign of Excellence in their respective categories to proudly display on their site, thus proclaiming to all who visit that the site is, indeed, devoted to the world of H.P. Lovecraft and the Cthulhu Mythos.

If you know of a site which you think is a likely candidate for this award, just fill out the following form. I will begin the evaluation process within one week and will get back with you (if you wish), to let you know the outcome. If the site is not selected, a short summary (two-three lines) will accompany the outcome. See rules for complete details.


Nomination Rules and Selection Guidelines


Sites nominated for The NetherReal Awards of Excellence program must:

Have, as its main theme, the Cthulhu Mythos and/or art and works of and about H.P. Lovecraft. Sites may have other material present for general viewing, but the Cthulhu Mythos must stand as the main theme.

Meet the highest of standards under the following criteria:

Sites which proclaim the actual existence of the Cthulhu Mythos gods and/or who solicit the worship or research into this mythos as a real entity will not be considered. Example: A site which attempts to categorize and explain the history of the cursed Necronomicon will be considered, a site which offers spells for actual use from the mythical Necronomicon will be rejected.


On-Line Nomination Form


I have read the rules below and know of a web site on the Internet which should receive one of The NetherReal's awards of excellence. The following information is provided:

Name of Site:

Site URL (remember, URLs are case sensitive):

Name of Webmaster (if known):

Email Address of Webmaster (if known):

Which award category do you nominate the site for?

Fiction
Non-fiction
Research
Art
Gaming

Do you wish to nominate this site for the Shining Trapezohedron? Yes No

Give a short summary of why you think the above site should be selected for The Sign of Old Ones' Award of Excellence/The Elder Sign of Excellence :


Information about you (completely optional):

Your Name:

Your Email Address:

Your URL:

Do you wish to be contacted with the results of the selection process? Yes No

Would you like the nominated site to know you put it in for this award? Yes No



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