Independent, expert, impartial
An independent panel of judges gathered together at the beginning of June to review all the entries and submit their scores for the shortlist.
About the judges
Judges who have been involved with an entry are not allowed to lobby other judges, take part in the discussion or vote for that entry. Each judge will give entries a score. The average score will decide the winning entry. Judges can move an entry to a different category if they feel it has been submitted for the wrong award.
Third Sector’s editorial team will decide the winners of the Luke FitzHerbert Lifetime Achievement Award, which is not open to entries.The decisions of the judges are final and no correspondence will be entered into about the results.
Method of judging
The judges will use your statement and supporting material to assess your entry. They will study all the entries received, looking for examples of excellence that contributed to the overall success of an activity.
Each project will be assessed according to its objectives and budget. The judges will give credit to effective campaigns and creative ideas rather than big budgets. The judges have the right to move entries between categories if they feel they have been entered in the wrong category.
A record number of entries, shortlisted by a record number of expert judges, were received for the eighth annual edition of the Third Sector Excellence Awards
Split into nine groups, they read through the record total of 450 online entries and assembled in June at the offices of Haymarket Media Group, Third Sector's parent company, to decide on a shortlist of more than 100 and ascribe a score to each.
ANNUAL REPORT, COMMUNICATIONS TEAM
1. Tilly Boulter, chief executive, Think Publishing
2. Ceri Doyle, director of strategy, Big Lottery Fund
BRAND DEVELOPMENT, DIRECT MARKETING CAMPAIGN
4. Francine Bates, chief executive, Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths
5. Vicky Browning, director, CharityComms
6. Ken Burnett, managing trustee, SOFII - the Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration
7. Max du Bois, executive director, Spencer du Bois
8. Dean Russell, European social media director, Lewis PR
9. Ben Summerskill, chief executive, Stonewall
WEBSITE, USE OF DIGITAL MEDIA
10. Caroline Diehl, chief executive, The Media Trust
11. Peter Maple, senior lecturer for MSc Management in Civil Society, London South Bank University
12. Karl Wilding, head of policy, research and foresight, National Council for Voluntary Organisations
FUNDRAISING EVENT, FUNDRAISING TEAM, INNOVATION IN FUNDRAISING
13. David Burrows, head of fundraising, TDA
14. Richard Gutch, associate, Prospectus
15. Alan Hopley, director of fundraising, marketing and communications, Addaction
16. Alistair McLean, chief executive, Fundraising Standards Board
17. Philip Kirkpatrick, partner and joint head of charity and social enterprise, Bates Wells & Braithwaite London
18. Reza Motazedi, head of charities and not-for-profit, Deloitte
19. Bob Reitemeier, chief executive, Essex Community Foundation
BEST EMPLOYER, VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR, CHARITY CHAIR OF THE YEAR
20. Rosie Chapman, independent charity adviser, Belinda Pratten and Rosie Chapman Associates
21. Joan Coyle, HR director, Save the Children International
22. Justin Davis Smith, chief executive, Volunteering England
23. Joe Irvin, chief executive, Navca
ENTERPRISE, CHARITY PARTNERSHIP, FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT, PUBLIC SECTORPARTNERSHIP
24. Caron Bradshaw, chief executive, Charity Finance Group
25. Chris Harris, partner, MHA MacIntyre Hudson
26. Malcolm Hayday, chief executive, Charity Bank
27. Alison Paines, partner, Withers
SMALL CHARITY, BIG ACHIEVER, THIRD SECTOR BIG IMPACT AWARD
28. Tom Flood, chair, Acevo Solutions
29. Dame Mary Marsh, director, Clore Social Leadership Programme
30. Steve Wyler, chief executive, Locality