APA Judging Process

The Asian Professional Awards (APA) is a prestigious black tie event, which celebrates and recognises the abundant wealth of Asian talent across a wide spectrum of professions. The awards will be held in London on Friday 9th October from 6.30pm onwards.

The awards categories are as follows:

Banking and Finance, Dentistry, Design & Creative, Education, IT & Technology, Legal, Media, Medical, Pharmacy and Public Service

The selection criteria for shortlisting and selection of a winner

Each of the nominees are required to submit information to provide support for each of the following points:

  • Educational and professional qualifications
  • Major professional achievements
  • Additional contributions to their industry/profession over and above their daily role.
  • Recognition of industry and professional contributions on TV, Newspapers, Magazines, Blogs, Radio or other media
  • Any extracurricular activities outside of work
  • The number of votes from colleagues and friends

In addition the APA online voting system was developed as a way for nominees to gather votes of confidence from colleagues and friends.

A full list of all nominees can be seen here: http://www.theprofessionalawards.com/nominees/

Shortlisting process

The shortlisting process is performed internally by the Asian Professional Awards team taking into consideration each of the above selection criteria to develop a list of the strongest 4 or 5 nominees for each category.

The judging process for shortlisted nominees

To create a fair and transparent judging process the Asian Professional Awards team have created a point system which works as follows:

Main Judge

  • The main judge for a category receives 80 points to allocate as they wish to the shortlisted candidates for a category
  • Points can be allocated to either one nominee or they can be split across multiple nominees

Secondary Judge

  • The secondary judge (if applicable) for a category receives 40 points to allocate as they wish to the shortlisted candidates for a category
  • Points can be allocated to either one nominee or they can be split across multiple nominees

APA Director Judge

  • The APA director judge receives 40 points to allocate as they wish to the shortlisted candidates for each of the categories
  • Points can be allocated to either one nominee or they can be split across multiple candidates

Example

Example of the winner selection process

In this example Nominee 3 would be the winner of this award taking into consideration the points allocated by the main judge, secondary judge (if applicable) and the APA director judge.