THE JUDGING PROCESS
The judging process for the BT Sport Industry Awards is one of the most transparent and stringent procedures of its kind. The judging process is fully audited by official independent adjudicator Deloitte.
Full audited notes of all judges' comments and thoughts are taken throughout the entire judging process, ensuring total transparency and enabling a level of feedback to entrants that is unsurpassed.
Judging for the BT 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 BT Sport Industry Awards can be revealed.
Key figures from the following brands and organisations are just some of those involved in 2013: Football League, LV=, Oakley, Sky Sports, Premier League, Comic Relief, The Football Foundation, Kantar Media, CNN, Opta, Nike, BP, QBE, MKTG, Berkeley Group, Mindshare, talkSPORT, The Observatory International, the FEI, Eurostar, Havas Sports & Entertainment, Betfair, McCann Worldgroup, RPMC, Twitter and many more.
With a substantial year-on-year increase in entries for the BT 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 BT Sport Industry Awards ceremony on 2nd May 2013.