Judging Process

At the Ethnic Media Awards, we employ a rigorous judging process that guarantees excellence in recognition. We pride ourselves on a transparent and fair approach, measuring each applicant against a set of robust scoring criteria. Learn more about our judging process below:

Nominations & Applications

Entrants to the Ethnic Media Awards are by nomination, or recommendation from our expert judging panel.

Each nomination should be accompanied by a supporting statement, demonstrating the individual’s achievements and the impact their work has had within the media industry.

To find out more about nominating and our entry criteria, see here.

National Judging & Scoring Criteria

Once our application process closes, each entry is inspected and evaluated against a set of strict criteria. Our judges will pay special attention to candidates who have demonstrated:

  • A commitment to delivering outstanding journalism in their field
  • A passion and dedication for their work
  • A noteworthy impact in the media industry
  • High levels of competence throughout their role

Shortlist Announcement

Finalists will be announced during the first week of August. Venue and date to be confirmed.

Event & Feedback

Winners will be announced at the Ethnic Media Award’s prestigious ceremony in London. Our awards will be presented by our generous corporate sponsors and supporters.