BIMA Awards

Judging process

How your work is judged

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Judging process

The BIMA Awards are judged annually by leading figures in the digital industry. All entrants have the chance to compete for all BIMA Awards categories and BIMA Advance Awards categories.


A judging panel appointed by BIMA and listed on the website shall consider each entry on its merits and on the basis solely of the information and media submitted. Entries shall be considered in accordance with the terms and conditions, the judging criteria and at the judging panel’s discretion.

Final Judgement

BIMA will shortlist certain entrants for a final judging phase. Winners in each category will be selected from the shortlist by the Judges and will be announced by BIMA at the Awards presentation ceremony on 13 September 2018.

Judging criteria


In applying this criterion, the judges will not be looking at whether or not the work is beautiful or achieved its objectives. They will simply ask: how did this move the game on? To score highly, entrants must show why their work should be considered innovative. For example, was the technical solution new and ingenious? Did the project disrupt a sector? Was the way of working unique? In short, how does your work blaze the way for others to follow?


In applying this criteria, the judges will ask whether this project is a standard bearer for the best of the digital industry. Perhaps the project shows off an outstanding creative concept? Perhaps it has production values, UX, design and content of the first order? Certainly, projects that score well here will be close to flawless, both visually and in terms of how they work.


In applying this criteria, the judges will look at the impact of the work – not just its effectiveness in terms of achieving business or organisational objectives but potentially industry impact. Where statements as to impact are made, they must be accompanied by substantiating information. If results data is provided, it should be presented as actual numbers and not as percentages without context.