Judging Process


Judges will read and pre-score all entry forms, considering any supporting materials submitted. Judges will be asked to give a score for each question within the entry form, as listed in the bullet points below. These will be combined to give an overall score for each entry and determine the shortlist.

The shortlist will then be invited to attend an interview on the judging day on 2 September 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be required to make a short presentation during the interview. The time of this will be determined once the shortlist is announced.

Judges will meet to discuss the interviews and then agree the winner for each category.

The awards will be judged by a selection of the HIVE committee panel, sponsors and high profile business professionals across Blackburn & Darwen for our judging panel.

24 JULY

Entry Deadline

2 SEPT

Judging Session

3 SEPT

Shortlist Announced

15 OCT

Awards Ceremony