Judging process


The Drapers Awards will have a two-stage judging process. In the first round, in order to be in with a chance of being shortlisted, you MUST answer all of the questions on the entry form.

The companies/individuals who have made the shortlist will be informed no later than the end of August 2024.

The shortlist will then be deliberated by our carefully selected panel of industry judges during the Drapers Awards judging days.

The judging process is such that it ensures that no one judges a category in which they have a vested interest, neither will competing business be judging one another. All judging takes place under Chatham House Rule and all judges sign an NDA. The final decision on winners is made by secret ballot and no judge leaves the room knowing which business/individual has won.

The judging process has been honed and perfected over the years, ensuring the fairest and most robust way of deciding on the winners of these important industry awards.