BEST JUDGING PROCESS
Chamberlain Dunn Associates – HPMA Excellence Awards 2020
Rewarding the best people management in healthcare
The country’s biggest and most complex workforce deserves the best people management. The Healthcare People Management Association’s Excellence awards set out to find the best and spread the word so others can benefit. We have created a robust two-tier judging process, involving over 50 judges: experts in their specialties from throughout the UK. The judging criteria are carefully defined with at least three judges shortlisting each category via an on-line system. The top three scoring entrants go forward to present to judging panels. This underpins a highly successful awards programme which benefits patients and reinforces the HPMA charity mission to improve health through people. There are five ways this judging process stands out:
1. every entrant gains personal feedback
2. each year a changing group of judges is exposed to an exhilarating snapshot of best practice across the UK
3. judges and entrants alike praise the organisation of the judging day
4. the recognition for HR projects with media partnerships with The Guardian and Health Service Journal
5. every HPMA member is able to read, meet and hear from all our finalists in our Winners’ Guide, regional roadshow events and national conference.
Dezeen Awards 2019
Dezeen Awards has the most diverse jury of any awards programme in our industry. We ensured that the judging panel was star-studded and diverse across architecture, interiors and design. A gender-balanced panel (38 men, 37 women) of 75 judges were carefully selected from 26 different countries (an increase of eight from 2018), including Phillipe Starck, Patricia Urqioula, Virgil Abloh, Kelly Hoppen and Tom Dixon
GSMA GLOMO Awards at MWC Barcelona
The GLOMO Awards (The Global Mobile Awards) are the pinnacle of the mobile technology industry. Run by the GSMA, the award Ceremony concludes at MWC Barcelona.
It has never been a more exciting time for the connectivity industry than right now; traditional players are completely re-evaluating the very DNA of their companies, start-ups are redefining the possible, providers are innovating at an unprecedented rate, the media are excited and the industry is ready.
In 1995 we applauded the world’s first flip phone, in 2020 we’re talking about the first 5G-enabled, foldable smartphone. A quarter of a century has changed the mobile industry beyond the early tech pioneer’s wildest dreams.
The #GLOMOAwards was set to return to MWC Barcelona 2020. With a revamped ceremony to recognise and honour the individuals, the teams, the organisations and the partnerships which have changed the meaning of what it is to be connected.
But then the corona virus struck and in an unprecedented decision MWC Barcelona was cancelled. The night of the decision the GLOMO team mourned, but the next day – they organised and set to continue to execute the mobile industry’s most coveted moment.
Macmillan Cancer Support – Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards 2019
The Macmillan Professionals Excellence Awards were developed to recognise outstanding individuals and teams providing the highest standards of cancer care. The categories have been developed to celebrate projects which are of strategic importance to the improvement of cancer services across the UK.
The judging process has been refined since the Awards were first launched in 2012, ensuring that a wide range of stakeholders are involved, including people living with cancer as well as service providers. The process is both supportive and comprehensive, enabling nominees to present themselves effectively, and ensuring that only the highest standards of cancer care are recognised.
The Awards have grown in stature over eight years and are now recognised across cancer care services as a mark of the highest quality. Achieving the status of being a finalist and presenting to an expert panel of judges provides the recognition that all finalists deserve. The ceremony truly celebrates the achievements of the winners.
The 2019 winners were announced at a ceremony held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole on Thursday 7 November 2019. The ceremony, hosted by the genuine and humble Larry Lamb, presenter, author and actor was attended by over 450 Macmillan professionals and guests.
Make UK Manufacturing Awards
The esteemed Make UK Manufacturing Awards has been running for 11 years (previously known as EEF Future Manufacturing Awards), and entries are open to all UK based manufacturers and their supply chains. Judged by a panel of independent industry experts, the Make UK Manufacturing Awards are the most credible of their kind, recognising manufacturing businesses and their talented people.
Each Business judging panel is chaired by a subject expert from higher education institutions such as: University of Cambridge, Cranfield University, University of York, and University of Bristol. Each panel is then made up of three to four individuals working within the sector. We actively aim to recruit diverse panels in order to encapsulate a broad spectrum of knowledge. We aim to strike a balance between keeping the experienced and esteemed judges that return to the programme year on year; whilst recruiting new and emerging talent in the industry.
In 2019 we amended the application and judging process to include multi-media supporting documents. Addition of videos provided a valuable and innovative insight for the judges to assess an entry’s impact beyond quantitative analytics and plays to the varied strengths of both applicants and judges.
Procurement Leaders – World Procurement Awards
The World Procurement Awards has a strong panel of 50+ global judges, who are the most senior executives in procurement.
Applicants need to fill a form answering questions related to the category they’re entering. This ensures they include relevant information and makes judges’ review straightforward.
We have an innovative three-stage process; the first two stages are completed on an online Awards platform that was built by our supplier with bespoke features just for us. After the first score-based round, judges are requested to review scores submitted by their predecessors and agree/disagree with the averages scored and the comments left. All results are discussed during the final stage. This sees two judging days, one in Miami for the Americas panel and one in London for the EMEA panel, and a conference call for the APAC panel (due to geographical constraints). These meetings are attended by 15-20 judges each and facilitated by their regional Chair. Now, judges discuss each entry and decide the one only winner per category. Where the decision is especially difficult, they might decide to reward also a Highly Commended. Throughout the stages, judges are guided by very elaborate criteria which make the process fair and solid.
Seafish – National Fish and Chip Awards
The National Fish and Chip Awards have been running for over thirty years, celebrating their 30th anniversary back in 2018. The awards programme, which is organised annually by Seafish, the non-departmental public body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry, has grown in size and scale since its inception back in 1988 and continues to grow and develop thanks to the support of a dedicated team and a commitment to continue to show the successes of businesses involved in the awards, and nations love for the classic takeaway dish.
Wilmington Healthcare – HSJ Awards 2019
The HSJ Awards are the biggest, most valued and respected recognition programme in the UK health sector and are renowned for the detailed and rigorous judging process measured against transparent criteria. The team promote and create a community for their judges who become advocates for the Awards. In 2019, 125 judges were recruited and took part in 4-stages of judging, three of which were face to face judging events. The finalists and winners are viewed to be the leaders in healthcare innovation and promote enhanced standards of care in view of the quality and expertise that the judging panels and advisory board provide to the awards programme.