Judging Process

Judging Process

A panel of judges have been carefully selected for their business skill and knowledge.  Once the entrants are known, any conflicts of interest are declared at the beginning of the process. The judging process for the Ashburton District Council Awards will proceed in two stages.

The first stage is the initial assessment of the entry by the Judging Panel. The judges may contact your business to clarify any details on your entry or to gain any additional information.

The judges reserve the right to reassign entries into alternative categories if they determine this to be appropriate upon considering your entry. The judges reserve the right to decide on the number of finalists for each award based on the quality of entrants.

In stage two selected entrants will be interviewed by the judges, who will drill down in more detail on the entry and gain an overall impression of the business.

The interviews will be conducted in late January 2022.