Judging criteria

The criteria for judging all of the awards are the same. The independent judging panel will assess entries and score them against these headlines:

  • Strategy
  • Goals and objectives
  • Planning and implementation
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Impacts and benefits

There won’t be a second round of judging with presentations as we want to make the process as efficient as possible.

Judges will use this scoring guidance:

  • Outstanding – robust evidence, a compelling description; 8-10 marks
  • Good – very good story with some strong evidence; 6-7 marks
  • Adequate – reasonable description of achievements and some evidence; 4-5 marks
  • Limited – some weak areas, limited evidence available to support story; 2-3 marks
  • Weak – unconvincing, lacking evidence; 0-1 mark


Meet the judges

Cllr Darren Byford – Wakefield First

Christine Armstrong – Wakefield BID

David Masters – OE Electrics

Claire Nicholson & Kelly Smith – CAPA College

Louise Turner – Wordsmiths

Jenny Layfield – NCM Museum

Keith Madeley MBE – Mr Yorkshire

Jon Hughes – Haribo

Peter Molyneux – The Nostell Estate

Johnny Pawlik – Mantra Media

Mark Atkins – Sewtech