Awards We Have Won

Since it's inception in 1995, Li'l Hank's Guide For Songwriters has received several awards, a fact which up until now, has not been published. Lately, it has occurred to me that not to display these awards would be a gross misservice not only to those who have seen fit to bestow them, but to those whose efforts and contributions to the content of this site made it as popular a resource as it has become.

Of particular note, Hal Cohen, who answers most of the email and fields the questions relating to live performing at the roots level and internet related topics; Lynne Robin Green for her articles on music publishing and "Inspiration Point interviews" also thanks to Diane Baumgartner,Benny Ray and Billy Cioffi; J.C. Press for his "Lawman" articles and legal advice, all those who contributed Tales of the Road Warriors and everynoe who has sent in showcase updates or "Ask Li'l Hank" questions.

The awards are for various aspects of the site; design, content, graphics, integrity, usefulness, accesibility, etc. These Awards are for all of you. Congratulations!

Independent Songwriters Web Magazine Award For Site Integrity and ExcellenceIndependent Songwriter Web-Magazine selects one website every two months for our award. The schedule for award presentation is as follows: January 1 - March 1 - May 1 - July 1 - September 1 - November 1 ........since we only give out 6 awards per year, websites need to meet certain basic criteria for consideration.

The criteria is simple. If your website helps promote and support independent music, then you qualify for consideration.

Ravi's Pick Elite Award Subject: Elite Site Award WINNER!
Date: Sun, 28 Jun 1998 18:56:31 -0700
From: Ravi

Congratulations! Your Web site has been selected to win an Elite Site Award. This award signifies that your site contains quality content and has skillful design. Your site has been chosen by me, Ravi, to be an "elite" site..
What is the purpose of this award? It is to signify that your site has been judged to contain quality content, design and HTML expertise. By displaying the award on your site, you are notifying your visitors that your site is among the best of the Web. For only the best have a chance to win such a prestigious award. I make sure that this is so, by carefully checking every nominated page...

Market Tek Design Award Market-Tek Design Award

Homeome of the prestigious Market-Tek Design Award. This award is given out by Market-Tek Enterprises, at their sole discretion.

In reviewing sites for our award, we look at content, graphics, the purpose of the page, and the experience of the page writer.

Innovation Award From: Sarah Christie
Organization: World Telecom Connections¨

Hi there, i've recieved your award submital from, and am really impressed by the overall quality of your website!

I'd like to congratulate you, and would like to present you with our PersonalConnections "Innovation Award! - really great work with your website!

I hope your happy with your award, & also hope it encourages you to keep up the great work with your site!

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