Judging Criteria


The Judging Process

Judges will be split into panels and will read and pre-score all allocated entry forms, considering any supporting materials submitted. Judges pre-scores will be combined and the highest scoring entries will determine the shortlists.

Judges will meet to discuss the highest scoring entries and then agree the winner for each category, with the winners being announced at the awards ceremony in November.

Please note that judges will not be involved in the judging of any categories their organisation has entered, and will not have access to any competing entries.

 

Judging Criteria

WEBSITE, APP & PROJECT AWARDS

The judges will be rewarding exceptional website builds, relaunches and refreshes in the following verticals or platforms. The judges will be looking at the user experience, creativity, functionality, conversion and innovation of the website. Judges will consider both back end and front-end design and development. They will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry. Entries should not exceed 1000 words in total and should relate to work undertaken between September 2018 — September 2019.

 

Each entry must include information under the following headings:

  • Website / App / Project Overview;
  • Examples of implementation, innovation, conversion & creativity;
  • Results & evaluation;
  • Why you should win this category.

 

Any entries that do not include information under all of these headings will be marked down. If appropriate you may include one set of supporting materials.

 

PLATFORM / INNOVATION AWARDS

The judges will be looking for a clear description of an outstanding platform, innovation or software product, Judges will consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry. Entries should not exceed 1000 words in total and should relate to work undertaken between September 2018 — September 2019.

 

Each entry must include information under the following headings:

  • Total budget;
  • Overview of the platform, tool or innovation;
  • Why you think your entry should win.

 

Any entries that do not include information under all of these headings will be marked down.

 

In addition to the above judges will utilise if needed the log in & password provided to mark the following:

  • The usability/functionality of the product
  • The effectiveness and performance of the product

Please note if you’re unable to provide a login, please contact info@dontpanicprojects.com.

 

DEPLOYMENT / PROJECT / MIGRATION AWARDS

The judges will be looking for a highly successful deployment, migration or project from either one platform, location, structure, content, design or UX to another. Judges will be looking for an improved UX, improved results, mitigation of impact or risk and great results.

Judges will consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry. Entries should not exceed 1000 words in total and should relate to work undertaken between September 2018 — September 2019.

 

Each entry must include information under the following headings:

  • Total budget;
  • Overview of the deployment, project or migration;
  • Implementation;
  • Results & evaluation;
  • Why you think your entry should win.

 

Any entries that do not include information under all of these headings will be marked down. You may wish to include supporting material including client testimonials.

 

COURSE / TRAINING / CODING AWARDS

The judges will be looking for exceptional training, development or initiative for web dev/coding, delivered in the North delivering industry-specific knowledge and job-ready applicants. Judges will consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry. Entries should not exceed 1000 words in total and should relate to work undertaken between September 2018 — September 2019.

 

Each entry must include information under the following headings:

  • Overview of course, training programme or coding initiative;
  • Details of recent achievements;
  • Details of challenges faced;
  • Why you think your entry should win.

 

Any entries that do not include information under all of these headings will be marked down. You may wish to include supporting material including client testimonials.

 

 

AGENCY / TEAM / HOSTING / INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Judges will be looking for a talented, inspiring and successful individual who is delivering quality work, exceptional results, client service and satisfaction and has a significant impact on the web dev and coding industry in the North. Judges will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry. Entries should not exceed 1000 words in total and should focus on work completed between September 2018 — September 2019.

 

Each entry must include information under the following headings:

  • Details of the agency, team, hosting company or individual;
  • Objectives;
  • Recent work example;
  • Recent achievements;
  • Details of challenges faced;
  • Why you think your entry should win.

File Upload Formats & Supporting Documents

All files must not exceed 2MB each.

When creating your online portal profile, please make sure your company logo is of high quality as this will appear on the awards presentation should you be shortlisted.

Please ensure your entry form is uploaded as a Word Document or PDF, no other formats will be accepted.

Supporting materials can be provided in Word, PDF or JPEG formats. Zip Files and videos cannot be accepted. If you wish to use video evidence as your supporting material, please include a link to the file online in your entry form under ‘supporting documents’.

If appropriate, you may upload up to 3 pieces of supporting materials along with your entry. These could include items such as:

• Audited accounts
• Team CV's
• Training and development records
• Copies of media coverage
• Media evaluation
• Client references
• RAJAR / ABC circulation figures
• Website analytics
• Testimonials
• DVDs / CDs
• Publications
• Marketing materials
• Photography
• Weblinks
• Market research findings

Confidentiality

All material will remain confidential to the judges. Winning case studies may be used in post-event materials to promote best practice and permission will be sought from entrants before publishing these.