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 particular 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 Friday, 29th September 2023 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 7th November, 2023 at The Maritime Standard Awards Gala Dinner.