Big Apple Awards Submissions 2012
Judging Guidelines
ISES New York Metro Chapter 2012 Big Apple Award judging guidelines and panel of judges reflect our commitment to an unbiased and confidential judging process by a group of established industry professionals whose accomplishments demonstrate expertise and vision in areas of the events industry relevant to the award categories.
  • Each entry will be rated on a 1 to 5 scale with 5 representing the best possible score.
  • A minimum of three judges will evaluate each entry in a category and their scores will be combined to achieve the entry’s final score.
  • Nominees in each category will be the three submissions with the three highest scores.
  • The award winner in each category will be the submission with the highest score.
  • Judges will have access to unbranded text and visual media uploaded for each entry.
  • Branding and other information that could reveal the identity of the company or individual making the submission will be removed if it was not omitted before submission (as requested in entry guidelines).
  • Judges are not permitted to judge any category in which their company has submitted an entry.
  • Judges are not permitted to view entries, scores, or comments in any category their company has entered.
Judges are asked to consider the following when ranking each entry:
  • How does the work represented in the entry compared to examples that you, a seasoned event industry professional, consider to be excellent work. 
  • Does the work represent “above and beyond” a “stand-out amongst the rest” or a “wow factor.
  • How the goals and objectives of the client were met.
  • Innovation
  • Creativity
  • Completion of Submission
The winners in each category will be announced at the Big Apple Awards Gala at the American Museum of Natural History Powerhouse and Arthur Ross Terrace on Wednesday, June 27th, 2012.