All entries are first reviewed by Stevie® Awards staff to ensure that eligibility requirements are met, that entries are formatted properly in order to go forward to be judged, and that entries have been submitted in appropriate categories.
Determination of Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Winners.
Judging will be conducted in March - April 2017. Judges will be recruited worldwide, will be invited or will apply to judge on the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards web site, and if accepted will be assigned to category groups by Stevie Awards staff, based on their industry, function, and experience. A judge will not be assigned categories to which their own organization has submitted entries.
Each entry will be reviewed and rated by no fewer than five (5) judges who have been approved as qualified (by Stevie Awards staff) to judge those entries. Rating will be done on a scale of 1-10.
The average scores of judges will determine the Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Award winners in each category.
Determination of Grand Stevie Award Winners
Five Grand Stevie Award winners will be selected, and announced at the awards banquet. The organization that wins the most Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards will be presented with the Grand Stevie Award for Organization of the Year. The top-scoring nomination from each of the four nations that submitted the most entries to the awards will also receive Grand Stevie Award trophies.