Judging Process

Judging Process

BANKSIA JUDGES

The Banksia Sustainability Award entries go through a three part judging process by Banksia’s national team of judges. Banksia judges are experts in their field and this expertise is matched to the relevant category for assessment. Judges must absent themselves from judging any entry which may be a conflict of interest.

Final decisions are made and reviewed in an audit by a senior panel of judges. All judges sign and are bound by a confidentiality agreement.

The Banksia judges volunteer their time and are a valuable and valued part of the Banksia Foundation’s body of people who work towards Australia’s recognition of environmental excellence.

WE GET IT.

IT’S NOT ALWAYS ABOUT WINNING!

If you don’t make the shortlist, then our judges still help. Each entrant receives valuable feedback about their project because supporting you is another step towards positive, sustainable action.

THE JUDGING PROCESS: CATEGORY AWARD JUDGING

The judging process for the Banksia Category Awards involve three levels:

ROUND 1
JUDGING

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

ROUND 2
JUDGING

From the shortlist, our expert panel of judges will conduct an interview with each successful entry, where a list of questions will be asked. Each category panel will then discuss each entry and recommend and nominate who the finalists and winners are.

AUDIT PANEL

All finalists’ entries and scoring results are reviewed by an Audit Panel and a winner from each category is ratified based on the comments and scores made by both rounds of judging.

THE JUDGING PROCESS: GOLD AWARD

All category winners are then further reviewed and evaluated by the audit panel to decide the Banksia Gold Award Winner.

OUR JUDGES

The role that judges undertake is vital to the Banksia Awards Program. There are 3 rounds of Judging per category and each category has a separate panel of judges led by a nominated judge.

The Banksia Foundation has a national team of over 80 judges who are independent to the Banksia Board and Staff. The judges are all experts in their field and the judging panels are organised for each award category to match that expertise. All potential conflicts of interest are investigated and results audited by a senior panel of judges.

Banksia would like to acknowledge our Chair of the Judging Panels, 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 the 2020 Banksia Awards Program.

If you would like to join the judging panel, please email office@banksiafdn.com

Aaron Organ

Andrew Block

Angela Crossland

Barbara Nebel

Bram Mason

Cameron Jones

Carolyn Ingvarson

Charles Rendigs

Cheryl Taylor

Chris Bourke

Danielle King

David Rake

Dominique Hes

Elizabeth Hurst

Emma Treadgold

Evelyn Jonkman

Fran Madigan

Gail Dawson

Hayley Purbrick

Helen Gibson

Iain Smale

Ian Culbard

Izabella Kobylanski

Jeffrey Robinson

Julie Boulton

Mark Thomson

Mark Watson

Melissa Schulz

Meredith Banks

Monica Richter

Nadya Krienke Becker

Nicola Schroder

Olivia Tyler

Oona Nicholson

Pipilippa Marks

Priya Pathmanathan

Rebecca Cain

Rosemary Bissett

Ross Wyatt

Ruby Finlen

Rupert Posner

Russell Seaman

Scott Losee

Sheree Marris

Shona Cameron

Simon Boughey

Stacey Daniel

Stephanie Camarena

Stephanie Rich

Sue King

Tim Langdon

Tom Davies

Tom Garrish