The judging process

Judges will read and pre-score all entry forms, considering any supporting materials submitted. Judges will be asked to give a score for each question within the entry form. These will be combined to give an overall score for each entry. All judges’ pre-scores will then be combined, and only the highest scoring entries will determine the shortlists. Judges will e-meet to discuss the highest scoring entries and then agree on the winner for each category. The shortlists will be announced on Monday 13th March . The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 25th May .

What about confidentiality and impartiality?

To ensure that our awards are impartial, ethical, and transparent, we ask that our judges sign a charter agreeing to:

  • dedicate sufficient time to fairly read, judge and score the entries
  • delete all judging materials and marks immediately after the judging period
  • declare any conflicts of interest
  • not allow personal relationships or experiences to influence judging
  • keep judging discussions confidential and contained only to the judging panel
  • not share confidential material, judging papers or entries with anyone
  • not notify anyone that they have won or that they are shortlisted ahead of the official announcements
  • not give any feedback to entrants as to why they have not won or were not shortlisted – all requests for feedback must be directed to Tamarindo.