All entries are judged by a panel of subject matter experts, selected from business and community leaders. 

Judges are required to sign a confidentiality agreement and disclose any conflict of interest.

The judge’s decision is final and no further correspondence will be entered into.

In situations where there is only one entrant for a category in a Regional Award, this entry will be judged. Subject to meeting a gateway score, the entry will become an automatic State Finalist and will be awarded a State Finalist certificate and represent their respective region in that category at the State Gala event.