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Semi finalists



Our Awards judges represent the very best of the profession. All our judges give up their time to study the entries, across a three-stage process.

We appoint an independent panel of judges each year, comprised of accredited professionals. The panel is carefully selected through a fair and objective selection process and includes experts from across the profession. The judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate and to stand aside from deliberations concerning those entries. Judges give their time voluntarily to judge the awards.

The make-up of our judging panel changes from year to year, reflecting the ever-evolving nature of the industry itself. Our closely vetted panel comes together on the yearly judging day for lively debates on our eligible contested categories ensuring each entry is vetted against our strict criteria and high standards.

The list of semifinalist candidates will be announced on 25 July 2020


Key Requirements


Our Awards judges represent the very best of the profession. All our judges give up their time to study the entries, across a three-stage process.

We appoint an independent panel of judges each year, comprised of accredited professionals. The panel is carefully selected through a fair and objective selection process and includes experts from across the profession. The judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of

interest in entries over which they deliberate and to stand aside from deliberations concerning those entries. Judges give their time for free to judge the awards.

The make-up of our judging panel changes from year to year, reflecting the ever-evolving nature of the industry itself. Our closely vetted panel comes together on the yearly judging day for lively debates on our eligible contested categories ensuring each entry is vetted against our strict criteria and high

Our Process


JUDGING PROCESS
Our aim is to provide a robust and transparent judging process that provides clarity and confidence to all involved.
 
What happens to your entry?
 
STEP 1: Entries are submitted. In order to be in with a chance of being shortlisted, you must answer all of the questions on the entry form.
 
STEP 2: Entries are checked by an independent awards team to ensure they have met all the entry criteria, all questions have been answered and images submitted. After this secret shopper checks may be used to ensure factual information given in the entry is correct.
 
STEP 3: All entries that pass stages 1 and 2 will be open for review by category judges. All judging is carried out independently and confidentially via our online portal. Judges will review and select up to six finalists within their category, awarding entries one to six points and detailed reasoning for their top three choices.
 
STEP 4: Once all judges have completed reviewing entries, scores across all categories are collated to conclude a set of finalists per category.
 
STEP 5: Finalists will be notified by email, and the winners are announced at the Manx Accountancy Award ceremony on the 18th September 2020.
 
Judging summary
• Judges are divided into panels, based on their expertise, to ensure any possible conflict is avoided.
• All judges score the finalists based on the relevant category criteria.
• Scores are then collected by the event team and collated.
• Scores are sent to the judging coordinator who checks and verifies all scores.
• The highest scoring entrant is declared the winner of that category.

Awards Night Categories


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HAVE YOU SEEN THE FINALISTS?

See it here

THE ROAD TO EXCELLENCE

01

Wed 22 Apr 2020
Open for Nomination

02

Thu 14 May 2020
Launch Party

03

Wed 15 Jul 2020
Shortlist Announcement

04

Wed 15 Jul 2020
Open for Public Voting

05

Sat 25 Jul 2020
Semi Finalist Announcement

06

Fri 14 Aug 2020
Finalist Announcement

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