Judging Process - The Maritime Standard (TMS) Awards
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After the closing date for submissions, all nominations that have been accepted will be reviewed by members of the Awards Judging Panel, comprising senior industry figures, with diverse backgrounds, all of whom are experts in their particular fields.

How the Judging Process Works

Judging will be based on the strength of the submissions together with a review of the nominee’s activities in the area covered by the award.

Members of the judging panel independently inspect each entry and rate them from 1 to 3 based on their respective judging criteria. The entries that fare best through this process will be included on category-specific shortlists which will be announced on the Maritime Standard website on 14th September 2017. Entrants will also be notified by email if they have been shortlisted for an Award.

The shortlisted entries will then be further evaluated by the Chairman of the judging panel to determine the final winners. In the event of a tie, the Chairman is authorised to cast a tie-breaking vote. The Maritime Standard will select a diverse body of judges who we feel are objective, respected and knowledgeable and are capable of representing the voice of the industry.

Winners will be announced at the 23rd October, 2017 Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner.

By submitting your entry for The Maritime Standard Awards, all individuals, companies and organisations herein agree to accept the final decision of the Panel of Judges. The rulings and decisions of the Judges are final and binding.

Capt. Jitendra MisraCapt. Jitendra MisraManaging Director
Emarat Maritime LLC
"I can verify from my experience that judging the Awards is carried out in a very impartial and independent way. We judged each submission on its merits and those who picked up an award were worthy winners."
Ali ShehabAli ShehabDeputy Chief Executive Officer
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
"The judging process was a very professional and thorough one, and I was delighted to be involved. It was encouraging to see so many initiatives and ideas in the submissions."
Rajiv AgarwalRajiv AgarwalChief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Essar Ports Ltd
"There is a lot of credibility and respect for the Awards, and the patronage it has got adds value to the whole industry. It's an event where people who have been working hard around the year get the recognition they deserve."
Mohammed Ali AhmedMohammed Ali AhmedChief Operating Officer
DP World UAE Region
"I was delighted to be associated for the judging process for the TMS Awards 2016. It was a pleasure to evaluate all the proposals, though shortlisting was difficult due to the quality of the submissions."

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