Judges are asked to vote using their own personal experience within the industry and to take in to consideration the following criteria:
The winning company has a product/solution or project that has a distinct competitive advantage when compared with other companies.
The winning company has carefully considered innovation and research in their product, solution or project
They have shown a unique approach to design quality, aesthetics, function or life cycle
The winning company has shown they are adept with - new systems, efficiency, technology or improved construction methods
The judges were NOT allowed to vote on a specific category if they:
Believe there is a conflict of interest in terms of the work they do with an entrant
Feel they do not have the knowledge required to vote
Do not feel that they have a strong opinion on the winner
Know any of the entrants on a personal level.
Shortlist & Voting
The judges were sent the nominations and asked to vote and provide their feedback on the entries. Each judge was asked to vote for: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place.
The votes were counted with 1st place receiving 3 points, 2nd place receiving 2 points and 3rd place receiving 1 point. The votes are tallied and the shortlist created from the top ranked companies who entered. If there were a particular popular category or a tie on votes then the shortlist would be extended to include these companies.
Announcement of Winners:
The winners will be announced on the 19th March at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The winning entrant for each category will be based on the number of first place votes secured, if it is a tie, second and third place votes will be factored in.
Only the judges are eligible to vote on the awards.
Attendance to the awards is NOT compulsory for winners, shortlisted companies or entrants. If you have been shortlisted and are not able to attend this will NOT affect your chances of winning any of the awards. If any company who has been shortlisted for the awards cannot attend the awards evening then they may wish to appoint the organiser to collect the award on their behalf, should they win their category. In these instances you will be contacted and informed that you have won and will be sent the trophy, press release, logos and relevant material.
Industry Choice Awards:
We’ve decided that to make the awards more democratic, increase transparency and industry participation, that the public will be able to vote for the winner on 4 awards. That’s right, the public will be able to view entries and vote on all awards within the industry choice awards categories.
The comments from all judges who voted for the winner in each category will be combined and this will be read out, included in a press release and printed on our website and relevant marketing materials.