Judging consists of viewing, voting, discussion and awarding of trophies.
Judges consider and score each entry on a scale of one to nine based on whether they consider it a shortlist candidate. The jury will then review and finalise this proposed shortlist. Typically about twenty percent of entries will make it to this stage.
Guided by the Jury President, judges review and debate entries in the shortlist before voting on whether they consider each a Gold, Silver or Bronze winner, or Shortlist only. It takes a two-thirds majority vote to claim a trophy.
After voting, results are read out and juries confirm the decisions. Candidates for Grand Prix, selected from Gold or equivalent winners, are also identified and further discussion follows before a last vote to determine the Grand Prix winner. Entries for non-profit organisations and charities aren’t eligible for this award, but will be considered for the Grand Prix for Good.