At the heart of our operation is honesty, transparency and accountability. We have also incorporated the same principles into our judging process. 

To ensure that we operate a fair and robust voting process we have put into place our judging criteria. The stages of nominations and dates are outlined below. 

2018 Judging Process

  1. Nominations submitted - 28th May - 30th July 2018

    • The public will be able to nominate as nominees as they wish in the various categories. Each nominee will be required to submit their biography along with a sample of their work.
  2. Nominations screening - 30th July - 4th August 2018
    • The nominations will be screened by the awards committee who will review each individual nominee and create a shortlist of 4 nominees per category. The screening will be based on the entry criteria, nature of work, frequency of work and profile of work. 
  3. Nominee Vetting - 4th August 2018 - 6th August 2018
    • The nominees will then be shortlisted into a vetted group of 4 nominees per category. 
  4. Voting Opens - 7th Aug 2018 - 24th September 2018
    • The general public will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite nominee. 
  5. Committee Review 30th September - 30th October 2018
    • The nominees will then be reviewed based on the quality of biographies submitted and satisfaction of entry requirements. The committee alongside a set panel will then review the nominees and select a winner. 
  6.  Results - Saturday 24 November 2018
    • The results will be announced during the live show Awards Gala. To pre-book your tickets please click here

If you have any questions or any ENQUIRIES regarding our judging criteria please feel free to email the awards COMMITTEE chair here.