Entries, and supporting material, for all categories will be handed over to the category sponsoring company to judge. Judges sign a non-disclosure agreement so that all the information contained in entry forms and any supporting data remains confidential.
Judging may be conducted by one key judge or a panel of judges appointed by the category Sponsor.
All judges are independent business experts.
Judging of each category will be conducted according to pre-set criteria.
Each element of an entry is given a weighting.
Judges will select a shortlist from their entire pool of entrants based on a scoring attributed to the different elements of the written submission.
The judges will then meet (virtually or in person, in line with government guidelines) with the shortlisted entrants for a more in-depth interview.
If you enter more than one category it is possible that you will be met with more than once. If you are successful in getting through to the shortlist in more than one category, each category judge will want to meet you. Sponsor judges may organise to meet with you at the same time or separately which ever suits you and them best.
Following the interviews the judges will select 3 companies as finalists to each category, highlighting their chosen winner. However, if the entry level for any one category goes above 40 entrants, then four finalists will be selected for that particular category.
All KEiBA judges attend a final judging day on September 8, 2021 chaired by Geoff Miles, where the finalists and winners are ratified by the entire KEiBA judging panel.
KEiBA judging is rigorous. That’s what makes winning an award so special.
The judges’ decisions are final.
You will be notified by us if you a finalist or have been unsuccessful in the judging.
We then engrave the awards with the winners’ names.
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