All the Awards
Wichita Faro has earned various awards for its oustanding design. Here is every award won to date, as well as some of those for which Wichita Faro has been nominated; each award icon links back to its awarding organization (except for those whose websites seem to have gone defunct).
March 2007: From March 21 through August 12, Wichita Faro is displayed as an interactive exhibit, at the Hubbard Museum of the American West, in association with the Smithsonian Institution, in Ruidoso Downs, New Mexico. The kiosk lets visitors play the authentic Old West card game while surrounded by genuine Old West artifacts (including a real faro table).
May 2005: “Into the West,” the epic miniseries on TNT, features Wichita Faro on their official website, IntoTheWest.com.
October 1, 2004: Wichita Faro has been selected as a Featured Site
in the Cyberguide to Wichita Kansas. Selection for this award is based on
excellence in content, presentation, design, programming, and/or experience.
September 5, 2004: ConRoz says, “Your site is very
well done. I found your layout very well put together and
the content very interesting. Great information and lots to see.”
(I would like to see more awards with belly dancer ladies on them myself.)
August 30, 2004: Once again, the O.N.Z.C.D.A. has honored Wichita Faro,
this time as their Site of the Month for August 2004. (This is an even higher
honor than the O.N.Z.C.D.A. Gold Award earned on July 21.)
In their letter of congratulation, the judges say, “Your website
Wichita Faro provided once again for us, most pleasurable visits during our
evaluation processes, and we were very impressed with the standard of design
and content quality that you provided for viewing.”
Winning the monthly prize automatically makes Wichita Faro a nominee
for the Site of the Year award, to be judged in December.
August 5, 2004: Paradigm Associates, who judge the Spirit of the Web Awards, had this to say: “For almost all of the criteria we use, the ‘Wichita Faro’ website ranks very high. The site uses stunning graphics, the pages load quickly, site navigation is uniform and intuitive, and the site holds visitor interest very effectively. It is our great pleasure to present the Wichita Faro website with the Gold Spirit of the Web Award!”
July 30, 2004: The highly selective 4 Elements Awards have given Wichita Faro their Demiurgus of Content award, which goes to “sites with content that is creative, useful, informational and/or entertaining.” (‘Demiurgus’ is Latin for skilled artisan or creative force.)
July 21, 2004: Wichita Faro is proud to have won the prestigious Gold Award from the Otakou New Zealand Creative Design Awards (O.N.Z.C.D.A.). The Gold Award is only earned by “websites that clearly display a high degree of excellence in the areas of quality and creativity, providing informative content with attention having been paid to all our required criteria elements including coding.”
July 14, 2004: Bontane.com has bestowed their highest award to Wichita Faro.
The prestigious Four Star Superior Design Award is won only by
“sites with top notch design with clear navigation
and good coding... a well thought out structure, useful content,
consistency, and good color combinations.”
June 18, 2004: Wichita Faro won the TKM Silver Award. This honor goes to sites with
“great graphics, great content, great use of HTML,
great navigation, and great overall layout.”
June 15, 2004: Wichita Faro earned the Talented Webmaster Award, a very big award
(resizing their graphic is not permitted) given to well designed sites with interesting
and accurate content, in addition to “the WOW factor.”
June 8, 2004: Wichita Faro won the 2003-2004 Golden Web Award. This award is presented by the International Association of Webmasters and Designers (IAWMD) to “those sites whose web design, originality and content have achieved levels of excellence deserving of recognition.”