• Judging


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 a minimum of 5 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.


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