Judging Panel and Process
The Judging Panel
The judging panel is made up of internationally recognised and respected judges from a variety of industry sectors and disciplines.
The panel is carefully selected to ensure the selection process is fair and objective. The judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate and to stand aside from deliberations concerning those entries.
After the closing date for submissions all nominations will be collected and reviewed by our panel of guaranteeing objectivity and credibility.
The judges will use the published criteria against which to score the entry. Each Award winner will be decided by consensus among the judges and no correspondence will be entered into by outside parties. Judging will be based on the strength of the submissions and according to the Award key criteria.
The judges will then submit their individual scores which are collated and a shortlist created and winners selected. Winners will be announced only on the night of the Awards ceremony itself.
The judges' decision is final and neither the organisers nor the judging panel will enter into any correspondence about the results.
We recognise and respect the sensitive nature of the information submitted in the entries. Entries are not disclosed or discussed outside the judging process. We do not publish the names of companies, organisations or individuals that have not been shortlisted for an Award, nor will we reproduce any information from your entry. Therefore if you enter the Awards, but are not successful, this will remain confidential.
In addition, entrants may mark any commercially sensitive information contained in their entry as 'not for publication'.
All entries and supporting material will be destroyed after the Awards presentation.
The organisers reserve the right to use information contained in the winning entries (apart from contact details and any content marked not for publication) for subsequent publicity, promotions and other activities relating to the Awards.