What is the Judging Criteria?

A number of criteria will be considered during judging and weighted as follows: 25% idea; 25% strategy; 50% impact and results.

Judging consists of viewing, voting, discussion and awarding of trophies. Judges consider and score each entry on a scale of one to nine based on whether they consider it a shortlist candidate. The jury will then review and finalise this proposed shortlist. Guided by the Jury President, judges review and debate entries in the shortlist before voting on whether they consider each a Gold, Silver or Bronze winner, or Shortlist only. It takes a two-thirds majority vote to claim a trophy. After voting, results are read out and juries confirm the decisions. Candidates for Grand Prix, selected from Gold, are also identified and further discussion follows before a last vote to determine the Grand Prix winner. Entries for non-profit organisations and charities aren’t eligible for this award, but may be considered for the Grand Prix for Good if it was not considered in previous festivals.