Apply to Judge

To put our finalists to the test, we rely on an expert panel of judges who will shape the future of Sustainability and CSR through insightful feedback and rigorous scoring. This year we are looking for astute individuals like you to form our team of independent and impartial judges.

Judging at the Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards is a great way to share your knowledge and experience, and at the same time, you have the valuable opportunity to hear best practice initiatives first hand from cross-sector organisations. You can also raise your profile, network with other business leaders, and of course celebrate at the ceremony with the finalists and winners!

All Judges are required to sign a confidentiality agreement and abide by the Code of Conduct to ensure there are no conflicts of interest and deliver a safe and respectful environment for all attendees.

AS A JUDGE YOUR ROLE IS TO:


Score written entries based on the judging criteria - Each entry is around 2,000 words and takes approximately 20 minutes to read and score. This scoring is 50% of the final score.

Attend the Day of the Finals and listen to finalists presentations - The finalists within the category will present their entry to the judges for 15 minutes and the judges directly question the finalists about their entry. The judges submit their scores for the presentation based on the same criteria.

Provide scores and written comments to entrants - which go on to make up part of their feedback reports, helping them continuously improve.

Please note - that all Judges must attend a webinar or a briefing session to ensure that all Judges are completely aware of their role in assessing the Awards Entries.

JUDGE APPLICATION PROCESS AND JOURNEY


THE JUDGING PACKAGE INCLUDES:

The opportunity to meet and directly question the Finalists about their entries.
The opportunity to network with the other Judges and Finalists at the Awards Finals.
One delegate pass at the Awards Ceremony.
The Awards Judge Logo and a Promotional Card for your use in e.g. your email signatures, Social Media etc.
Inclusion of each Judge’s personal profile and company logo on the “Meet the Judges” webpage and within the Awards Planner App provided to all attendees on the day of the Awards.
Marketing of your profile as a Judge in our weekly mass emails with links to the "Meet the Judges" page.
Tweeting of your profile, plus a post on LinkedIn across more than 100,000 connections.
The opportunity to submit contributions to CXM.World Online Magazine (almost 15,000 subscribers).

WHAT DO I NEED TO QUALIFY AS A JUDGE?

We are looking for a diverse team of judges with a range of knowledge and skills to provide judging panels with a robust mix of business expertise.

Therefore, we are looking for applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Have knowledge, skills and/or experience in a variety of business disciplines
  • Have substantial business experience
  • Hold a relevant business qualification or belong to a relevant academic establishment e.g. a business school
  • Have a passion for the delivery of exceptional business performance

So, if this sounds like you, why not send in your CV/profile today to apply to be a Judge at the Gulf Sustainability and CSR Awards, please send a copy of your CV/profile to jelena@awardsinternational.ae

Please note: If you have judged before at one of our Awards, you will not be required to send in another copy of your CV. Just send us an email saying you are interested.

INVESTMENT FEE

The judge package of $425 enables access to the following:

  • one place at the Gala Lunch and Awards Ceremony
  • the Awards Judge Logo for use to use on your business stationery, social media profiles and website/blog
  • inclusion of a Judge personal profile and company logo

    • on the Meet the Judges webpage
    • in the Awards Brochure
  • the opportunity to network

If you would like to discuss becoming a Judge at the Awards please email jelena@awardsinternational.ae

Alternatively, you can send us the link to your LinkedIn profile using the form below.

APPLY TO JUDGE