Judging Criteria

Judging session – January 17, 2024

Shortlist announcement – January 19, 2024

Judges will read and pre-score all entry forms, considering any supporting materials submitted. Judges will be asked to give a score for each question within the entry form, as listed in the bullet points below. These will be combined to give an overall score for each entry. All judges’ pre-scores will then be combined, and the highest-scoring entries will determine the shortlists.

Judges will meet to discuss the highest-scoring entries and then agree on the winner for each category.

The awards will be judged by some of the biggest names in search. Click here to see this year’s judging panel.

Entries should not exceed 1000 words in total and should relate to work undertaken between August 2022- December 2023

WEBSITE AND PROJECT AWARDS

Please complete the following section providing details of the website/project. Please note entries must not exceed a total word count of 1000 words in this section.

All information provided will remain confidential to the judges before and after the event and will not be shared with anyone outside of the judging panel allocated to review your entry.

Entrant Name(s) & Website/App Name
How you wish for the website to be credited including any organisation name, any partner(s) / clients you want to credit & the website/app.

Please structure your title in the following format:
“Entrant Name & Client Name – Website/App Name”

Please keep this concise as it will appear on the website if you are shortlisted.

Website/Project Overview & Strategy (1-10 points)
Please provide the judges with a synopsis of what the website/project does and how it adds value to the end user. Please also provide details of the target audience and your overall strategy to reach them as well as the strategy to meet the overall objectives.

Please provide examples of Implementation, Innovation, Conversion & Creativity (1-10 points)
Please give us a detailed explanation of how you implemented the website/project outlining the innovation you used to make this website/project stand out amongst the crowd. Please also detail the conversion stats for the website/project including any screenshots necessary to demonstrate this.

Results & evaluation (1-10 points)
Please relate these to the objectives and targets stated above. Provide actual numbers rather than percentages wherever possible.

Why you think you should win (1-10 points)
What do you think sets your website/app apart from the other entries being judged? Judges will be looking for the thing that makes this website/app unique.

Please detail any supporting documents you are including as part of your submission.
Optional – please upload to the online entry portal when submitting this entry form.

APP AWARDS

Please complete the following sections providing details of the platform, innovation or software that you are entering. Please note entries must not exceed a total word count of 1000 words in this section.

All information provided will remain confidential to the judges before and after the event and will not be shared with anyone outside of the judging panel allocated to review your entry.

Entrant Name(s) & App Name
How you wish for the product to be credited including your organisation name, any partners/clients you want to credit & the name of your product.

Please structure your title in the following format:
“Entrant Name & Client Name – Platform/Tool/Innovation Name”

Please keep this concise as it will appear on the website if you are shortlisted.

App Overview & Strategy (1-10 points)
Please provide the judges with a synopsis of what the App does and how it adds value to the end user. Please also provide details of the target audience and your overall strategy to reach them as well as the strategy to meet the overall objectives.

Please provide examples of Implementation, Innovation, Conversion & Creativity (1-10 points)
Please give us a detailed explanation of how you implemented the app outlining the innovation you used to make this app stand out amongst the crowd. Please also detail the conversion stats for the app including any screenshots necessary to demonstrate this.

Results & evaluation (1-10 points)
Please relate these to the objectives and targets stated above. Provide actual numbers rather than percentages wherever possible.

Why you think you should win (1-10 points)
What do you think sets your app apart from the other entries being judged? Judges will be looking for the thing that makes this app unique.

Please detail any supporting documents you are including as part of your submission.
Optional – please upload to the online entry portal when submitting this entry form.

PLATFORM/TOOL/INNOVATION AWARDS

Please complete the following sections providing details of the deployment or project that you are entering. Please note entries must not exceed a total word count of 1000 words in this section.

All information provided will remain confidential to the judges before and after the event and will not be shared with anyone outside of the judging panel allocated to review your entry.

Entrant Name(s) & Deployment/Migration/Product Name
How you wish for the product to be credited including your organisation name, any partners/clients you want to credit & the name of your deployment/product/migration.

Please structure your title in the following format:
“Entrant Name & Client Name – Deployment/Migration/Product Name”

Please keep this concise as it will appear on the website if you are shortlisted.

Objective(s) & budget (1-10 points)
Tell us what you were looking to achieve from the deployment/project/migration and any targets that were set. We recommend showing targets as quantifiable metrics e.g., ‘Increase conversions from 150 to 300 a month’ rather than ‘Increase conversions by 10%’.

Please include a breakdown of implementation costs, staffing costs, agency fees etc. All elements of the entry form are confidential, and judges will not share this information. If you are unable to provide a detailed budget breakdown, please include the financial band your budget is within along with the percentage budget allocated for staffing costs and fees etc.

Overview of deployment/project/migration (1-10 points)
Please provide the judges with a synopsis of the deployment/project/migration.

Implementation & creativity (1-10 points)
Please give us a detailed explanation of your implementation of the deployment/migration/product and Include screenshots to help us visualise this. Provide information on the creativity used to deliver the deployment/migration or product successfully.

Details of any challenges faced and how these were overcome (1-10 points)
What challenges were unique to you and how have you overcome them? What was the end result of overcoming these challenges?

Results & evaluation (1-10 points)
Please relate these to the objectives and targets stated above. Provide actual numbers rather than percentages wherever possible.

Why should your entry win? (1-10 points)
What do you think sets your entry apart from the other entries being judged? Judges will in particular be looking for the thing that makes this entry different to the others, what is unique?

Please detail any supporting documents you are including as part of your submission.
Optional – Please upload to the online entry portal when submitting this entry form.

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT AWARDS

Please complete the following sections providing details of the course, training or initiative that you are entering. Please note entries must not exceed a total word count of 1000 words in this section.

All information provided will remain confidential to the judges before and after the event and will not be shared with anyone outside of the judging panel allocated to review your entry.

Entrant Name(s) & Course/Programme/Initiative Title
How you wish for your entry to be credited including your organisation name, any partners/clients you want to credit & the name of your course/programme/initiative.

Please structure your title in the following format:
“Entrant Name & Client/Partner Name – Course/Programme/Initiative Title”

Please keep this concise as it will appear on the website if you are shortlisted.

Overview of course, training programme or coding initiative
Including details of any participation fees and numbers of participants along with their demographic.

Details of any recent achievements (1-10 points)
What makes your course/training/ initiative stand out? Please include details of any achievements you feel make your course/training/initiative award-worthy. What are you proud of?

Details of any challenges faced and how these were overcome (1-10 points)
What challenges were unique to your course/training/initiative and how have you overcome them? What was the end result of overcoming these challenges?

Why you think you should win (1-10 points)
Please detail what you feel makes your course/training/initiative stand out amongst others and why you feel your entry is award-winning. What makes you unique? What gives you the competitive edge?

Please detail any supporting documents you are including as part of your submission.
Optional – Please upload to the online entry portal when submitting this entry form.

AGENCY/TEAM/INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Please complete the following sections providing details of the agency/team / hosting company/individual that you are entering. Please note entries can be self-nominated or nominated by a third party and must not exceed a total word count of 1000 words in this section.

All information provided will remain confidential to the judges before and after the event and will not be shared with anyone outside of the judging panel allocated to review your entry.

Name of Agency/Team/Hosting Company/Individual
Please keep this concise as it will appear on the website if you are shortlisted.

Date of Birth (Rising Star nominees only)
Please note that nominee must be 30 years or younger on 21 February 2024

Overview of the Agency/Team/Hosting Company/Rising Star nominee
Please include numbers, staff turnover, roles etc for agency and team nominations or current and previous job roles etc. for Rising Star nominations

Agency/Team/Hosting Company/Rising Star objectives (1-10 points)
Tell us what you were looking to achieve and any targets that have been set within the agency or team to help achieve your goals. We recommend showing targets as quantifiable metrics e.g., ‘Increase conversions from 150 to 300 a month’ rather than ‘Increase conversions by 10%’.

Recent work example(s) (1-10 points)
Please include details of recent client or campaign work. How does your recent work display creativity and make your team/agency /hosting company/individual stand out amongst others?

Details of any recent achievements (1-10 points)
What makes your team or agency stand out? Please include details of any achievements you feel make your agency, team or rising star award-worthy. What are you proud of?

Details of any challenges faced and how these were overcome (1-10 points)
What challenges were unique to you and how have you overcome them? What was the end result of overcoming these challenges?

Why should your Agency/Team/Hosting Company/Rising Star win? (1-10 points)
Please detail what you feel makes you stand out amongst others and why you feel your entry is award-winning. What makes you unique? What gives you the competitive edge?

Please detail any supporting documents you are including as part of your submission.
Optional – Please upload to the online entry portal when submitting this entry form.

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