The Partnership Awards will be judged by an expert, diverse and independent panel that has been carefully selected and vetted.
After signing a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) our panel will carefully review each submission against the provided judging criteria.
Judges typically review between two to five categories, only after a careful review of conflicts of interests.
Scores are collated and then combined, then challenged and discussed with groups of judges moderated by our content team at a judging day held in-person or virtually.
This is a critical part of the process as it enables full transparency. A winner and if deserving a highly commended is then selected.
Not all categories will attract a highly commended entrant, though some may be given multiple commendations based on merit.
We recruit judges throughout the year and encourage you to apply to be considered for this or a future edition.
One of the biggest reasons for point deduction by judges is not including clear evidence of commercial success and ROI, which is especially problematic for an awards ceremony that has been geared (in most instances) around outcome-based marketing. More information and greater transparency will enable the judges to score you fairly.
To alleviate concerns, we require all judges to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) and they will not be able to judge a category that their company has entered. Any conflicts of interest are also challenged and disclosed well before assigning entries.
At this stage we do not permit affiliate networks or SaaS companies to judge.
Where stated that content cannot be marked as Judges Eyes Only (JEO) in the entries, please note that this information may become public should you win. This information is used by our content and marketing team to help with elements such as winner bios, post-event communications and development of the Book of the Night.