Independent, expert, impartial

An independent panel of judges gathered together in mid July 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.


Judges 2014


Eric Appleby
Chief Executive, Alcohol Concern/Encompass


Tony Armstrong
Chief Executive, Locality 


Dominic Bond
UK Managing Director - The Sabre Charitable Trust


Nick Brooks
Partner, Kingston Smith 


Linda Butcher
Chief Executive, Sheila McKechnie Foundation


Angela Dickson
Chair and Founder, The Brain Tumour Trust


Martin Edwards
Chief Executive, Julia's House 


Vivienne Francis
Director of Communications, Prostate Cancer UK


Stephan Harvey
Chief Executive, Riders for Health


John Hildebrand
Senior Investment Director, Investec Wealth Management


Elanor Hoskin
Chief Executive, Chicks

Adil Husseini
Head of Fundraising, Disasters Emergency Committe 


Richard Litchfield
Chief Executive, Eastside Primetimers


Sara Lom
Chief Executive, Royal Parks Foundation


James Middleton
Volunteer, Phoenix Futures


Valerie Morton
Fundraiser and Consultant, 


Peter McClory
Managing Director, Curve Agency


John Palmer
Executive Director of Marketing and Communications, MS Society  


Lee Pennington
Director, The Open Door Centre


Deana Selby
Publications Manager, Dogs Trust 


Michael Shann
Ambassador Programme Manager, Carers UK


Sandy Suffield
Creative Director, Wolff Olins


Reuben Turner
Creative Director, The Good Agency


Jamie Ward-Smith
Chief Executive, ivo


John Williams
Vice Chair, Association of Chairs