THE JUDGING PROCESS
A new judging panel is formed each year and judges are invited to the panel by the directors of the APDG. The panel comprises industry professionals from relevant industries and where possible judges will be APDG accredited.
Each entry will receive up to 7 appraisals.
Judges will record their appraisals in the Judging platform using the following standardized criteria:
- Integrity: the contribution of the design to the excellence of the whole production
- Quality: depth of subtlety, sophistication, inventiveness, intelligence and/or technical mastery
- X Factor: special or unique qualities that particularly distinguish the design
There is no limit to the number of award categories each judge may judge.
There is no limit to the number of consecutive years a judge may judge.
Judges will remain anonymous until the announcement of a shortlist of finalists.
Assessment forms will be tallied by the directors of the APDG.
THE ANNOUNCING PROCESS
There shall only be one winning ENTRANT in each category.
The shortlisted DESIGN TEAM will have their name and role listed on the APDG website.
The winning DESIGN TEAM will have their name mentioned at the awards event as well as being listed on the awards program and APDG website.