Judging Methodology

 

Informa Markets exists to connect the global maritime industry and support its prosperity and sustainability. The Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia (SMAA) supports this goal by upholding a transparent and independent judging process which is unique to SMAA. To ensure a transparent and fair judging process, we adopt the following processes:

  • Once received, all entries are collated and uploaded to a secure online platform only accessible by the judges.
  • Each judge will be asked to review entries within each category and vote their top three selections based on the entry criteria.
  • An average score is then calculated for each entry and from that, the highest rated entries will be shortlisted as worthy finalists.
  • The judges meet in person to discuss the shortlisted entries and agree upon an overall winner for each category. This process is chaired in person by a Chairman of Judges.
  • The winners are announced publicly at the prestigious Ceremony Dinner on 22 April 2020 at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre.

 

Other Awards

Four special awards will be presented to the highest accolades of the shipping industry. They are based on nominations and entries within the maritime industry and the winners are chosen by the Seatrade editorial board and/or Seatrade Maritime News readers which, together, represent over 100 years’ of maritime industry knowledge and experience.