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Apply to Judge

What does judging involve?

We're looking for experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic business professionals to be official judges at Gulf Sustainability Awards™ – could this be you?

  • Hear

    first-hand how top organisations have implemented outstanding sustainability strategies across the Middle East

  • Assess

    the entries in your category and put your questions to the presenters

  • Inspire

    finalists to improve and develop further by offering constructive feedback

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Benefits of becoming a judge
  • Learn more about recent sustainability innovations and stay up to date with the latest and greatest ideas

  • Network with other judges and finalists at the Awards

  • Attend the Awards Finals in Dubai and find out who the winners are

  • Develop your personal and professional brand

  • Use a promotional card and Awards judge logo on your social media

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How to become a judge

  • 1

    Express Your Interest

    Get in touch with your Judging Consultant, Milica Jovanov, to explore your judging opportunities and get answers to any questions you might have. You can contact Milica at milica.j@awardsinternational.com or click below to book a call!
    Book a Call
  • 2

    Get Your Application Reviewed

    Looking at your CV or LinkedIn profile, we will ensure you meet our high standards and find a category that suits your experience and expertise. This usually takes no more than 24 hours.
  • 3

    Judging

    For Scoring Round I, which takes place prior to the Awards Finals, you will be allocated 5-8 entries to assess according to your experience and expertise. This scoring takes place online, and our Awards Manger software makes the whole process straightforward: you read the entries, then submit your scores and written comments. You'll have four weeks to complete this part of the judging process.

    At the Awards Finals on October 24, you’ll conduct the Scoring Round II as part of a live judging panel. You'll watch and assess a series of 15-minute live presentations followed by 15 minutes of questions. After the Q&A, judges submit their scores and provide written feedback. This feedback is included in the Benchmark Report that is emailed to each finalist after the event.

    Later that same day, you'll also be able to attend the Awards Ceremony in Dubai.
  • 4

    Network and Connect

    The Awards will be a large gathering of hundreds of sustainability professionals – both judges and finalists. During several breaks throughout the day, you can take the time to connect with other participants and gain fresh insights into the customer experience, as well as participating in Roundtable discussions on the latest trends.
  • 5

    Spread the Word

    In the build-up to the Awards Finals, we’ll provide a Judge’s Personal Promo Card and Judge Logo to help you promote your involvement on social media. You can also submit content to the Customer Experience Magazine and establish yourself as a reputable thought leader and sustainability expert.

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