If you are into collecting 'wallpaper', then the WWFF program is for you. There are a multitude of award certificates available.
There are 2 types of awards within the WWFF program.....
The WWFF global program offer a number of global award certificates, which are all available for free as PDF files. The global awards are available exclusively through WWFF Log Search.
For more information on the global awards, please see the WWFF global website. And then most of the National programs also offer their own National award certificates. Not all, but many. This includes New Zealand (the ZLFF program), which has a wide range of certificates on offer.
Most of the ZLFF award certificates are available through Log Search (but not all).
Log Search is the electronic database for the WWFF program.
The majority of VKFF awards are applied for exclusively via Log Search.
HOW TO APPLY FOR WWFF GLOBAL AWARDS.
As mentioned, Global WWFF Awards are applied for via Log Search.
Firstly, log in by clicking on 'Log in' in the left hand column on the home page. Use your username and password.
From the home page, click on 'LOGSEARCH' in the top toolbar.
This will bring up the Logsearch page. Your callsign should have automatically been selected and should appear in the Callsign box.
You can then select either 'Hunter' or 'Activator'. Then press search. This will bring you to your Statistics page.
You will see a 'Worked' column, and an 'Activated' column. Simply click on the award certificates you would like.
HOW TO APPLY FOR ZLFF AWARDS.
The majority of ZLFF Awards will only be awarded via WWFF LogSearch.
ZLFF Hunter, ZLFF Hunter Honour Roll, ZLFF Activator, ZLFF Activator Honour Roll are all through Log Search.
Please do NOT send handwritten applications, excel spreadsheets, emails, etc for those awards. They will NOT be accepted. All applications must be done electronically via LogSearch.
Please check your Hunter statistics on LogSearch to see how many park activators you have worked. Those park activators that you have worked (who have provided their logs to the ZLFF National Co-Ordinator) will show up on your stats list.
Contacts with park activators who have not provided their logs for upload to WWFF LogSearch will not count towards ZLFF awards.
WHERE TO APPLY FOR ZLFF AWARDS.
This will bring you to the National Awards page, and show you what National Awards you are entitled to apply for.
Scroll down to the bottom of the list and you will find the ZLFF Awards. Simply click on which ZLFF Award you are applying for.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I APPLY FOR A ZLFF AWARD?
Once you have applied online via WWFF LogSearch for a ZLFF (NEW ZEALAND) award, the ZLFF National Co-Ordinator Paul VK5PAS will receive an auto generated email from the LogSearch system advising that you have applied for a specific award certificate.
You in turn will receive an auto generated email thanking you for applying for the award.
The ZLFF National Co-Ordinator then enters the 'Manage Awards' area on LogSearch and either 'approves' or 'rejects' your pending award application.
If approved, you will then receive an auto generated email from the LogSearch Administrator, which will state....
"We are pleased to notify you that the Award Manager has approved the award of.....Your certificate will follow shortly"
The award certificate will then be sent to you as a PNG file by the ZLFF National Co-Ordinator.
WHAT IF I MISSED A LEVEL?
If you have missed a certificate, then please drop me an email to Paul VK5PAS, the ZLFF National Co-ordinator. He will forward you the level/s you have skipped.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY ZLFF CERTIFICATE?
Please allow up to 2 weeks for turn around of award certificates.
Please DO NOT send the National Co-ordinator an email after 24 hours asking where your certificate is. This is a hobby, not a business.