How are the submission and site inspections weighed?
The submission is worth 30 percent and the site inspection is worth 70 percent.
How will my submission be judged?
Each Award category is judged by an independent panel of professional industry members. Judging of entries will include a review of the written submission against the criteria for each category and an on-site inspection by the panel of judges.
Entrants are expected to make a verbal presentation to the judges as part of their site inspection. You should allow no longer than one hour for the site inspection including the presentation. The onsite presentation is a key component of the judging and should be delivered by your most senior representative who is intimately familiar with the project e.g. CEO, Chairman, Director, Founder etc.
The Institute reserves the right to reallocate Awards submissions to another category if it is considered to be a more appropriate fit. In this instance, the entrant will be notified and they will be given the option to amend their submission.
The decision of the judging panel is final and will not be subject to challenge by an entrant or other parties.
What happens after I submit my entry?
After submissions close the Institute conducts an external health check to ensure all projects are entered in the appropriate categories. Once the health check is complete, the Institute coordinates the site inspections with the judging panels.
When will my submission be judged?
The on-site judging period is scheduled between the 19th and 30th of August 2019.
The Institute will contact the nominated person to arrange a suitable time for the site inspection by the panel.
The Institute will contact the nominated person 2-3 weeks out from the site inspection to confirm their date and time.
Can we change the date of our site inspection?
No. Changes to the site inspection date and time are not permitted under any circumstances. It is strongly recommended that you block out the judging period in all key company representative’s diaries in advance to ensure the right people (i.e. CEO, Chairman, Development Manager, Project Lead etc) are available.
Can I be disqualified?
Yes. Under no circumstances should an entrant be in contact with or approach a member of the judge’s panel outside the hour of their scheduled site inspection. Should the Institute be made aware of such behaviour, your entry will be disqualified immediately.
Will you tell me if I’ve won beforehand?
Most definitely not!
How do I become a judge?
The Institute regularly rotates its judges and invites senior members of the industry to participate. If you wish to be considered to judge in the future, please send your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.