The judging panels adhere to the following procedure
The central judging panel meets to discuss, select and agree upon a long list entrants per category.
Local site visit teams are arranged, which may include members of the central panel of judges, to visit the site of each long-listed development to meet with senior executives and conduct a detailed inspection. If site visits for regional areas cannot be arranged, video presentations are obtained from entrants.
The local site visit teams submit their scoring of the developments for presentation at the final judges meeting.
All site visit and central panel judges must declare any conflict of interest with entrants and are recused from scoring/voting on entries with which they have a conflict of interest.
At the final judges meeting, the central panel agree upon the final shortlist, which comprises one Winner and up to four Highly Commended.
The organizers will publicly announce the shortlist one month before the Gala Dinner.