How Our Judges Rank Submissions

Judging criteria is a combination of qualitative and quantitative reasoning that is evidenced based. A narrative section needs to be supported with suitable evidence about the excellence of your experience in relation to the appropriate category.

Evidence can include marketing materials, promotional videos, videos custom-made for your application, strategic plans, marketing plans, evidence of other awards won, customer testimonials, articles written by journalists, etc. For journalists, it will be examples of your work, plus any awards you’ve won. For technology providers, it will be your app or software, marketing materials, and awards won, for example.

Our judges follow our Association’s thorough methodology and will assess applications on how well the applicant offers a unique and memorable food or beverage experience for visitors. See the Categories page for ideas of specific criteria that we look for in each category. For more details about the judging process, please see the FAQ.

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