We will announce the 2021 Judges shortly!
About the independent judges
The panel of judges for the 2021 International e-Assessment Awards are being selected by the e-Assessment Association for their depth of experience and knowledge, as well as their contribution to, and passion for e-assessment.
Each category is allocated four judges, who are chosen on the basis of their expertise and experience.
Each judge will have been nominated by fellow industry professionals and we will bring you all of the personal biographies shortly.
Anyone interested in judging should contact our Award Programme Manager in the first instance, via email to [email protected]
A bit about the judging process
As soon as the entry deadline has passed, the applications are sent to the individual judges for each category. Each expert has a week to read and review each entry ahead of an online meeting with the rest of their panel.
At this first online meeting (this year they will take place towards the end of March), the panels of four then discuss each application in turn, looking specifically for evidence of the application addressing the criteria. The judges are asked to unanimously agree a shortlist, taking only the very best projects through to the next stage. Scheduling these initial set of shortlisting calls is quite a juggling act, but the next stage is even more challenging!
As soon as the details of the finalists start coming in, we start planning the next stage of judging. We invite all the finalists to present directly to the panel of judges in their category, in the form of an online interview. If you are invited to the interview stage, we will be in touch with you directly using the contact information you provide in the application form.
Judges may provide questions or guidance in advance to those shortlisted entrants if there are specific areas of the entry they wish to understand better. Otherwise, the entrant is invited to give a short online presentation followed by a Q&A session with all the judges. Any number of colleagues can join the online interview stage, and we do our very best to accomodate from whichever geographical timezone your colleagues will be dialling in!
Coordinating all the judges and all the finalists is where the juggling really begins, but every year we manage to schedule all the live interviews. One a panel has interviewed every finalist in their category, they meet online one final time to unanimously agree the winner.
Judges and organisers are bound by a clear agreement which prevents them from revealing the identity of winners until after the announcement of the award winners, which will take place this year over a series of mini- events in June 2021!