When an entry is submitted for Spotlight Awards. A two member team consisting of a member from the secretariat and the auditor checks if it meets the necessary requirements. Once approved, it is ready for evaluation by our panel of esteemed judges.
We invite experts and professionals with years of experience in events to form the judging panel – heads of associations, top influencers and thought leaders from the industry. Each entry is evaluated by 5 to 10 judges, who are assigned to categories in accordance with their field of expertise. Every judge is required to declare affiliations with any of the competing entries and is not assigned to a category with such entries.
The judges evaluate an entry with scores from 1 to 10 in the three key criteria. Each criterion has a set weight and together they form the total score of the entry. The entry with the highest overall score is awarded first place then second and third winner .