Judging

The Council relies on the generosity of industry professionals who give their time freely 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.

An Overview of the Judging Process

Judges reach their decisions collectively as a panel of experts.

Judges are not asked to decide which of the entries 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 Bronze. Judges are under no compulsion to make any Award/s if they consider that the bench mark standards has not been achieved.

All entries will be segregated into Junior and Senior for judging in the majority of the craft sections.

As a guide, and working to a principal framework and maxim of 1 x Gold, 2 x Silver and 3 x Bronzes, judges may give more than this if the work warrants it.

Collectively, Judges & Council Members are asked to make recommendations to consider entries for additional special Awards e.g. Junior, Senior, Goldsmiths' Company, Jacques Cartier, Special Council Awards & Patron Special Awards.

In the event of Judges unable to agree on a unanimous decision, a majority vote will be accepted from a panel of judges.