Marine Industry Awards Judges & Judging
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Judges & Judging

An independent panel of recognised and expert Judges, representing Ireland's marine sector, will determine the winners of the Marine Industry Awards.

Our focus is to deliver a balanced judging assessment from industry leaders who will bring their extensive knowledge, enthusiasm and expertise to the judging process ensuring that the winning entries are truly outstanding and worthy of receiving one of our highly coveted trophies.

The panel is carefully selected to ensure the Marine Industry Awards' judging process is fair and objective. The judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate, in which case that entry will be reallocated. The integrity of this process lies at the very heart of all that we do.

We recognise and respect the sensitive nature of the information submitted in the entries. Submissions are not disclosed or discussed outside the judging process. We do not publish the names of companies, organisations or individuals that have not been shortlisted for an Award, nor will we reproduce any information from your entry unless prior permission is given.

A comprehensive judging process has been put together to decide the worthy winners of the Marine Industry Awards:

Judging Process

  1. After the closing date for receiving submissions, all entries will be sent for the first round of review.
  2. Entries will be carefully scrutinised with the best selected to go forward to the shortlist for each category.
  3. The shortlist of finalists will be published on the Marine Industry Awards' website.
  4. Judges are divided into a minimum of two panels, ensuring any potential conflict is avoided.
  5. The judges will score each of the entries allocated to them against a predetermined set of scores.
  6. Scores are then collected and collated, with the entrant receiving the highest overall score being declared the winner of that category.
  7. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony. The judges' decision is final and no correspondence, telephone, email or communication of any kind will be entered into in relation to decisions reached.

2017 Judging Panel

This year's Marine Industry Awards will be judged by an expert panel of leading professionals working in the maritime and marine sector in Ireland. Full profiles on our judges will be available shortly.

Judging Co-ordinator

Conor Mowlds

Head of the National Maritime College of Ireland

2017 Judging Panel

Liam Lacey

Director, Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO) Shipping Industry

Prof. Pat Shannon

Chairman, Irish Offshore Operators’ Association

Lorcan O'Cinnéide

National Secretary, Irish Fish Processors and Exporters Association

Donal Maguire

Director of Aquaculture Development, Bord Iascaigh Mhara

Capt. Sinead Reen

President, Irish Institute of Master Mariners

Robert Dix

Non Executive Director and Chairman of Audit Committee, Allianz Ireland

Dermot Clohessy

Marine Institute

Rory McGee

Commissioners of Irish Lights

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