The Judging Process
The judging process for the Sport Industry Awards is one of the most transparent and stringent procedures of its kind.
Every step of the judging process is overseen by Deloitte, the awards' independent adjudicators, who take full audited notes of all judges' comments and thoughts, ensuring total transparency and enabling a level of feedback to entrants that is unsurpassed.
Judging for the Sport Industry Awards effectively takes place in two phases.
Initially, over the course of January, individual steering committees comprising of selected industry experts come together for each of the award categories to run the rule over all the entries before finalising the shortlist. The steering process involves 50 key industry figures and more than 40 hours of intensive judging before the final shortlist for the Sport Industry Awards can be revealed.
Witha substantial year-on-year increase in entries for the Sport Industry Awards, reaching the shortlist represents a stellar achievement on the part of the nominees.
The shortlist of nominees in each of the award categories will be revealed in mid-February. This shortlist then goes forward to the main award's Judging Panel featuring some of the leading figures in the industry who make the final decision on the winner in each category.
The winners will be unveiled at the star-studded Sport Industry Awards ceremony on 11th May 2011.