The Council relies on the generosity of industry professionals who give their time to pier review the Award submissions each year. All our judges are drawn from the trade and industry and are experts in their respective fields and give their time freely.
An Overview of the Judging Process
Judges reach their decisions in consultation with each other with appropriate experts attached to judge each section of the competition.
Judges are not asked to decide which of the entries before them is ‘the best’ in that section. The aims and objectives of the judges are to decide whether an entry is of a high enough standard in craftsmanship and/or design to merit an Award, and if so, at what level i.e. Gold, Silver or Commended. Judges are under no compulsion to make any Award/s if they consider that the bench mark standard has not been achieved.
All entries will be segregated into Junior and Senior for judging the craft sections
As a guide, and working to a principal framework and maxim of 1 x Gold, 2 x Silver and 3 x Commendations, judges may give more than this if the work and standard warrants it.
Collectively, Judges are asked to make recommendations for Council to consider entries for additional special Awards e.g. Junior, Senior, Goldsmiths’ Company, Jacques Cartier, Special Council Awards
In the event of Judges unable to agree on a unanimous decision, a majority vote will be accepted from a panel of three judges.
Jennifer Bloy FIPG
Claire Denham Smith
Mark Gartrell FIPG
Robin Kyte FIPG
Shaun Leane FIPG
Steve Munro FIPG
Dr. Robert Organ
Brett Payne FIPG
Paul Podolsky FIPG
Mary Ann Simmons
John Taylor FIPG