Best Judging Panel and Process for an Awards
Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers – Operations Managers Awards
The Operations Managers Awards have established a unique place in the hospitality sector by identifying, celebrating and developing the leadership group in middle management that have the responsibility of delivering business success across a multi-site estate, leading and supporting licensees and their teams and all the time with due regard to responsible alcohol retailing and the range of other challenges that particularly apply to a multi-site leisure business.
The judging of individual entries is extensive, robust and transparently fair. It involves a wide range of senior industry executives and a unique mentoring relationship between the Finalist and their Judge. The Entry Paper requires complex narrative answers, the Field Judging is up to 12 hours of close scrutiny during a normal day of business visits and the Finals panel sessions are in front of six individuals who are looking for only the very best answers to their penetrating questions.
The Ops Awards have been run for 20 years on an annual basis and have revealed future industry leaders, prospective go-it-alone entrepreneurs and always have added value to the participants, their companies and the hospitality industry as a whole. They also achieve a high reputation for personal satisfaction and enjoyment for everyone taking part.
Chamberlain Dunn – Advancing Healthcare Awards
The Advancing Healthcare awards for allied health professionals and healthcare scientists is a UK-wide awards programme which attracts the support of the government departments of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland and other blue-chip sponsors. To judge entries from over 60 different professions and specialties, we have developed a robust two-tier judging process which has won the respect of judges and entrants alike. The judging panels comprise those nominated by sponsors, experts from the allied health professions and healthcare science, previous winners, patient representatives and others who we think will keep the process fresh and rigorous. The ‘Infosheet’ sets out category by category who is eligible, the judging criteria and questions which entrants must answer related to the criteria. Entries are scored on-line by at least two judges, and the three top scoring entries in each category are invited to present to a panel of judges on the judging day. From this the winners are selected together with an overall winner chosen from the category winners – top secret until the awards lunch. The judging day is described as an inspiring occasion for judges and entrants alike, with an outcome that showcases the work of healthcare professionals whose contribution to patient care is so often overlooked.
Civil Society Media – The Charity Awards
Now in its 18th year, the Charity Awards recognise and reward excellence in charity leadership and management.
The cause-specific category structure means that any charity, big or small, can have a chance of winning.
No other charity sector awards programme has such a rigorous application and judging process. The expert, independent judges assess each entry against ten Hallmarks of Excellence – attributes such as Innovation, Effectiveness, Sustainability – in an intensive process that involves two days of individual marking followed by two days of debate and decision. Some applicants are interrogated at face-to-face interviews.
To help applicants understand what each of our Hallmarks mean, we have created guides containing case studies, expert advice and analysis on each one.
Many charities say the very process of entering the Charity Awards is useful, even if they don’t win, as it forces them to really evaluate their project’s impact.
For the past six years the panel has been chaired by Andrew Hind CB, a former Charity Commission CEO and visiting professor in charity governance and finance at Cass Business School.
The judging panel is chosen for their own diversity of experience and expertise as executives and trustees, and collectively the current panel brings over 230 years of charity leadership to the table.
Direct Marketing Association – The DMA Awards
The DMA Awards (DMAs) is the annual, flagship event for the Direct Marketing Association: a celebration of how brave brands and visionary agencies unite to craft memorable, game-changing work.
With the marketing and creative awards’ space more saturated than ever in 2016 and the DMAs needed to cut through the noise and redefine its proposition as the most rigorous awards body in the industry, to live up to our billing as the most rewardingly hard to win awards in marketing.
And what sets the DMAs apart is not only the quality of the work we attract, but the calibre of the people we bring together to evaluate it.
Our judges champion lightning-sharp creativity and watertight strategy, and reward dazzling results that define work as the best of the best.
Keep Britain Tidy – Green Flag Award
The Green Flag Award® scheme is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK and rapidly becoming the international standard
This year 1,767 application were received and judged and 1,701 are proudly flying their Green Flag Award to demonstrate they are a quality park or green space that meets the needs of the community.
The scheme is judged by volunteers who give their time freely to the scheme. There are over 800 volunteer judges from organisations such as The Royal Parks, Historic England, English Nature and the majority of local authority parks departments. The scheme has a robust selection and training programme for judges, to ensure quality and consistency.
The criteria has been developed through extensive consultation with industry experts and is detailed in a guidance manual “Raising the Standard”.
The scheme is managed through a state of the art online system that handles all applications, allocations, judging results and feedback to applicants.
Satisfaction with the programme is high, this year our applicants said;
“The whole Green Flag experience has been very good, well organised and well run.”
“A really valuable and useful and important process”
NWL Chamber of Commerce – The BIBAs
The BIBAs, is referred to by entrants, as the ‘one they all want to win’. The BIBAs programme is much more than just an award. Its’ judging process is rigorous and unlike any other. A four-stage process (entry, quality checks, first round interviews, judging session at their business) ensures that those winning a BIBA, and being entered in to the BIBAs Academy, truly deserve this significant accolade.
Public Health Wales – NHS Wales Awards
The NHS Wales Awards were launched in 2008 on behalf of the Minister for Health and Social Services in Wales to recognise achievement and good practice across NHS Wales in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the NHS. The 2016 Awards utilised 10 years of experience and knowledge of the Awards which comprise:
* A two-part process consisting of initial shortlisting of written entries followed by a two-hour visit to each finalist before choosing a winner
* Submissions are invited using an entry form refined over 10 years and which reflects the improvement methodology embedded across NHS Wales
* The eight categories have been developed to represent the key policy drivers of healthcare in NHS Wales, the wider public sector and Welsh Government
* The judging panels (comprising 24 judges in total) represent 15 professional bodies in Wales and enables a wide range of partnership working across health care and the wider public sector
* Judges are long-standing and are engaged and enthusiastic every year
The Awards team work with judging panels, organisational and communications leads from all health boards, trusts and supporting organisations to ensure a robust and efficient judging process is in place.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents – Health and Safety Awards
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) is a registered charity. Celebrating our centenary year in 2017, we’ve been at the heart of accident prevention for the last 100 years. Our mission is to save lives and reduce injuries in all areas of life.
RoSPA’s Health and Safety Awards focus on workplace safety, and play a key role in our mission. The awards have run annually since 1956, and sixty years on the programme continues to grow.
Today the scheme is widely regarded as the leading means of celebrating and recognising excellence in health and safety management performance. With close to 2000 entries every year, including members and non-members from around the world, it is not only the longest running, but also the largest health and safety award scheme in the country.