Judging Process

Judging Process

BANKSIA JUDGES

At Banksia, we hold the principles of integrity, transparency, and fairness in the highest regard when it comes to our judging process. We believe that every entry deserves a fair and thorough assessment, conducted by our esteemed panel of expert judges who bring their extensive knowledge and experience to the table. Through careful evaluation, constructive feedback, and rigorous discussions, we strive to ensure that each submission receives equal consideration.

For more in depth information about the judging process, please download an Entry Kit.

THE PROCESS

If you don’t make the shortlist, our judges will still help you.
ROUND 1
JUDGING

Our expert panel of Judges read, score and give feedback on all entries based on criteria. The scores will indicate a shortlist of entries that will proceed to personal online interviews.

ROUND 2
JUDGING

Our panel of judges will conduct interviews with each of the shortlisted entries. Each entrant will have a 10 minute interview. Judges will then decide on the finalists and winners.

AWARDS GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

The Award Governance Committee carefully considers the comments and scores provided by the judges to ensure transparency and fairness in the final selection of finalists and winners.

WE GET IT.

IT’S NOT ALWAYS ABOUT WINNING!

If you’re not a winner, all entrants will be provided with comprehensive feedback from our judges. We believe that every entrant can benefit from valuable insights to further enhance their initiatives.

OUR JUDGES

Banksia’s judges are experts in their fields, with their expertise matched to the relevant award category for thorough assessment. To maintain objectivity, judges exclude themselves from judging any entry that may pose a conflict of interest. They generously contribute their time and are highly valued members of the Banksia Foundation, dedicated to promoting environmental excellence in Australia.

Each category has its own panel of judges led by a nominated judge. There are over 60 judges for the Banksia awards who are independent to the Banksia board and staff.

Banksia would like to acknowledge our Chair of the Awards Governance Committee, Jo Cain. Her commitment and support is invaluable and ensures that we maintain a viable, efficient and integrated judging process.

On behalf of the Banksia Foundation, we would like to thank the following individuals for giving us their time and providing their expertise to this year’s awards program.

If you would like to join the judging panel, please email [email protected].

Alex Hillman

Alexander Legaree

Alison Russell-French

Amy Croucher

Andrea Spencer-Cooke

Andrew Block

Andrew Chamberlin

Andrew Sellick

Andy Nolan

Angela Crossland

Anne Astin

Barbara Nebel

Belinda Chellingworth

Bobby Ali-Khan

Charles Rendigs

Chelsea Ford

Cheryl Taylor

Chiara Pacifici

Chris Currie

Christopher Bourne

Damon Cuming

David Meiklejohn

David Rowlinson

Digby Hall

Dominique Hes

Dr Thomas Bauer

Ed Cotter

Eloise Bishop

Emily Gerrard

Emma Treadgold

Erandi Samarakoon

Evelyn Jonkman

Fran Madigan

Francois Steyn

Garth Lamb

Helen Gibson

Iain Smale

Ian Culbard

Izabella Kobylanski

Jaana Quaintance-James

Jack Noonan

Jack O’Donoghue

Jacqui Bonnitcha

James Porteous

Jeff Oatman

Jeffrey Robinson

Jo Osorio

John Pabon

Justin Frank

Kat O’Mara

Kate Harris

Katherine Featherstone

Lars Ljung

Laura Cacho

Laura Hamilton-O’Hara

Liane Rossler

Liz Hurst

Lucinda Corrigan

Marion Pennicuik

Mark Caddey

Mark McKenna

Mark Thomson

Mark Watson

Marnie Kikken

Meg Caffin

Meredith Banks

Mick Lo Monaco

Monica Richter

Nadya Krienke-Becker

Olivia Tyler

Peter Olsen

Phillipa Marks

Priya Pathmanathan

Rob Catchlove

Robert Turk

Robin Mellon

Ruby Finlen

Rupert Posner

Russell Seawright

Sally-Anne Kasner

Sara Redmond-Neal

Scott Losee

Sheree Marris

Shona Cameron

Simon Boughey

Stacey Daniel

Stephanie Camarena

Stephanie Rich

Suzanne Mildren

Tim Langdon

Tom E A Davies

Tom Garrish

Tom Mallet

Turlough Guerin

Valentina Zarew

Wendy Hill

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