Judge the AGCAS Awards for Excellence

04 April 2019

Nominations are now open for the AGCAS Awards for Excellence 2019 and we would like to open the shortlist judging panel to all AGCAS Full and Partner Members. If you are interested please email us with the subject 'Shortlisting Judging 2019' by Wednesday 15 May 2019, including:

  • your contact details
  • which awards you feel you would be most appropriate to be a shortlisting judge for (details for each award can be found on our website)
  • up to 200 words outlining what you could bring to the opportunity and why it is of interest to you

What would I have to do?

Judge entries for any award category with fairness and impartiality. We would like our volunteers to support us with the first stage of judging. This will require the judges to read the nomination given, score according to the criteria provided and return the completed scoring sheet/s by email.

When do I have to be available?

The nominations and shortlist sheets will be sent to the shortlisting judges week commencing 20 May 2019 and completed shortlisting scores will need to be returned by 17 June 2019.

My service is planning to enter a category; can I still be a judge?

We would be delighted for any Full or Partner Members to be involved. They would not judge any categories that their service has entered. As the full judging process is confidential, the decisions made at shortlisting stage will not be discussed further by the final judges. The final judging panel will only discuss entries that have made the shortlist to decide the winners. This will ensure that the winners will not be known until the evening of the awards ceremony.

Do I need to be a Head of Service or Manager to be a judge?

No, we welcome all members with expertise and experience to take part.

Can 2018 judges apply?

Yes, combining previous judges with new judges will help AGCAS refine the process.

How will judges be chosen?

Decisions will be made based on the supporting information requested above. If anyone is unsuccessful on this occasion, we will keep their details on file as there may also be opportunities to judge other awards that AGCAS is involved in.


If you have any questions about the awards process please contact us.