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Our team has spent years perfecting the evaluation process to make sure your entries get fair and balanced scores.
Upon submission each entry is assessed to ensure all the fields are filled out in accordance with the requirements and that the entry meets the eligibility criteria. If an entry is approved, it continues into the evaluation phase. Rejected entries receive feedback from our team on why the entry got rejected and how to make the necessary changes for re-submission. Last minute entries that get rejected are not eligible for re-submission.
All approved entries in a category are then evaluated on their own merit, based on the set criteria. The final score of an entry is the total average score from the ratings given by each jury member in the category.
Every year we invite experts and professionals from the world of events to form our jury panel – from event magazine journalists and heads of associations, to representatives of convention bureaus, top influencers and thought leaders, each with an in-depth understanding of the industry’s ever-changing landscapes.
Each entry is evaluated by a panel of 4 – 8 judges, within a set of categories assigned in accordance with their field of expertise. The process ensures that any affiliations of a judge with any of the competing entries are taken into consideration, and respectively no judges are assigned categories where such entries are present.
Starting with Eventex Awards 2023, we’re introducing an even fairer scoring system. Score normalization uses a mathematical formula to ensure that every entry is scored based on the same set of standards, regardless of how many judges are evaluating the program submissions. Essentially, it helps reduce variation in judging by standardizing each judge’s scores.
A simple example of why this is much needed is when one judge has a more critical view, while another is more generous and wishes to give generally higher scores. This is less of an issue if all judges score all submissions, as such discrepancies do not bias the average score. However, more often than not, judges score only subsets of applications and in order to account for the differences, we apply this formula to normalize the scores across all judges.
The mathematical technique relies on two separate measures of distribution to level the playing field. It balances scores prior to calculating the average score for each submission to account for this natural variation between judges. The process of how score normalization and the mathematical formula work is explained in detail here.
Criteria & Weights
Entries are scored based on 3 key criteria:
For Events, Brand Experiences, Virtual Events & Experiences, Marketing, Communications & Strategy, Use of Technology
For Event Technology, Suppliers
Concept & Vision
Winning an award
During the evaluation process there are no restrictions on the number of awards that can be bestowed. As many or as few entries could be awarded per category as the jury deems appropriate and as their voting score determines. This ensures that entries do not compete against each other but on their own merit.
An entry needs to score 70 or more points to be awarded.
Once the winners are announced, everything is made public so your entries can become a showcase of the best practices, the most original ideas, and the top innovations in the world of events.
People’s Choice Awards
Each awards track has its own People’s Choice Award where the winners are decided by public voting. By entering at least 1 category, you also automatically enter the respective People’s Choice category for that track for free.
What winners get
You can use the Eventex Awards entry kit if you wish to know more or need help creating your submissions (sample entry forms included).Download the Entry kit
Need help with choosing the right categories? Choose between the two options of sending us an email or booking a slot to chat with our team and we will help you select the optimal categories for your events and projects.
You can contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the website’s chat function. Our team is always happy to help, provide more information, or advise which categories would be most suitable for your projects.