Seatrade Maritime Awards International comprise of two rounds of judging from our esteemed Judging Panel members.
All entries are scored using a pre-determined scoring framework and the category criteria’s as a reference.
Judges review and score all entries submitted online within the category they are judging on a stand-alone basis without comparison to other entries within the category. The scoring is based on a 1-10 point scale per entry.
Scoring is done confidentially by each Judging Panel member and each entry is then reviewed by all Judging Panel members of that particular category.
The results of the scoring determine the shortlisted entries and a list of finalists is created.
The shortlisted entries are sent back to the judges to review individually and against finalists within the category prior to a final judging meeting.
For the final judging meeting, our Judging Panel comes together along with the Chair of Judges to discuss and choose the winners for each category. Members of the Seatrade team DO NOT take part within this meeting. The Chair of Judges manages the meeting to make sure this is done fairly without any input from Seatrade or anyone else outside of the room.