How are the judges selected?

Judges are selected from a pool of industry experts. Each judge is an expert in at least one of the included categories and typically already known in their industry. We also look at past judging experience, and research the judge’s track record of integrity and ethics. If a judge is presented an application that may represent a conflict of interest, he/she is required to withdraw from judging that specific application. All judges are sworn to secrecy regarding specific applicants and their applications.