How are the memcom awards judged?

All award entries for the memcom 2018 membership excellence awards are now in and we’re currently preparing for our judges’ meetings which are taking place this week and next.


Who are the memcom judges this year?


Chris Daly
Chief Executive, Chartered Institute of Marketing

The memcom awards are independently judged by a panel of esteemed sector leaders, verified as experts in their field. Each judge is assigned entries that match their area of expertise. We select a diverse panel of judges who we feel can be objective. Judges are barred from judging any entry with which they have a personal or professional affiliation or any other conflict of interest.


Scroll through the names and backgrounds of our 15 strong 2018 judging panel here.


Amanda Bringans
Chair, Institute of Fundraising & Director of Fundraising, British Heart Foundation


How are the entries judged?


The judging process is entirely independent of the management of the awards in order to ensure complete integrity.


Our panel of judges carefully review each submission against given criteria. Criteria differ between categories and these were included on the entry forms. Judges can also make notes to justify their ratings.


Judges work in small groups or pairings on each award, ensuring each entry is evaluated by more than one person, and the groups then focus on agreeing a majority decision.


Chris Blythe
Chief Executive, The Chartered Institute of Building

After much deliberation, a winner and highly commended entry is chosen for each award. Not all awards will attract a highly commended entrant, this is for the judges to decide.


What are the next steps?


The shortlist for all awards will be announced on 16th March, all shortlisted entrants will be emailed directly from memcom and an announcement will feature on our social channels and ebulletin.


The awards lunch will take place on May 16th at the beautiful venue of County Hall, London with views over the city. Seats sold out in 2017 so please don’t delay in securing your seat!


Jane Hatfield
Chief Executive, Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

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