Judging Process - The Maritime Standard (TMS) Awards
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How the Judging Process Works

After the closing date for submissions, all nominations that have been accepted will be reviewed by members of the Judging Panel, comprising senior industry figures, with diverse backgrounds, all of whom are experts in their fields.

Judges are sent individual scoring sheets, for each nomination, for each Award category they are assigned to. Each entry is to be rated on a scale of 1 to 10 (highest), and judges may provide their subjective comments, if any.

Upon receiving the scored sheets, the results are tabulated and 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 15th September as ‘Finalists’. Entrants will also be notified by email if they have been shortlisted for an Award.

These ‘Finalists’ are then 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.

Winners will be announced on the 21st October 2019 at The Maritime Standard Awards Gala Dinner.

Clive WoodbridgeClive WoodbridgeChairman of the Judging Panel & Editor
The Maritime Standard
"Last year a record number of nominations were received, and all the entries were of a very high standard. It was a hard job separating out the winners and we expect similarly tough competition for these awards for 2018 as well."
Abdulkareem Mubarak Ahmed Al MasabiAbdulkareem Mubarak Ahmed Al MasabiChief Executive Officer
ADNOC Logistics & Services
“The nomination criteria for each award category is very comprehensive. This is important as it ensures that entrants are well guided through the process.”
Ali ShehabAli ShehabDeputy Chief Executive Officer
Kuwait Oil Tanker Company
“The TMS judging process is very transparent, accountable and fair. I strongly encourage companies to nominate themselves for the Awards, as it is a very valuable experience.”
Capt. Anoop Kumar SharmaCapt. Anoop Kumar SharmaChairman & Managing Director
The Shipping Corporation of India
“Change, Innovation and adaptation are a must for survival under difficult conditions. I am looking forward to seeing entries that have effectively employed change & innovation to not just survive, but progress as well.”
Capt. David StockleyCapt. David StockleyChief Operating Officer
Oman Shipping Company
"It’s worth the recognition to get shortlisted alone. Just make sure that your follow the nomination guidelines, complete the entry form and that your objectives and results match."
Capt. Jitendra MisraCapt. Jitendra MisraManaging Director
Emarat Maritime LLC
“The difference between a good and a great nomination usually lies in the effort put into the entry. So do your research and put effort in at this stage of the process.”
Dr. Mustafa MassadDr. Mustafa MassadPresident
Jordan Academy for Maritime Studies
“A lot of entries can be similar. But if you manage to put a bit of ‘personality’ into yours it helps it stand out.”
Capt. S. R. PatnaikCapt. S. R. PatnaikDirector & Chief Executive Officer
International Shipping and Logistics
"The Maritime Standard Awards criteria ensure that the standard of entries received is very high. TMS Awards judging process is truly credible and transparent too!"
Ruwan WaidyaratneRuwan WaidyaratneChairman & Managing Director
CASA & Hayley's Advantis Ltd
“What I am looking for to some extent depends on the category. But in general I am looking for clear objectives and evidence that those objectives have been met in an effective way.”
Eng. Sherine El NaggarEng. Sherine El NaggarChairman
AK Naggar Group
"It’s a great way to demonstrate to the industry that you’re constantly pushing the boundaries and trying to do things better. It makes staff, clients and all involved with your company proud."

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