Valid question! You pour your heart and soul, and sometimes some commercially sensitive information, into your entry. We guard it with our lives.
The Awards convenor has access to all entries, and they only use this information to check your entry came through OK, let you know if any additional information is needed, and allocate your entry for evaluation.
We allocate your entry to three separate evaluators, who will be invited to review and score via a secure online system. All evaluators are carefully selected, sign a non-disclosure agreement, and participate in the Awards out of the goodness of their innovation-loving hearts.
If you score well, your entry will be up for discussion amongst our moderation team (again, all carefully chosen and bound by an NDA). If there is anything in your entry that is extremely sensitive and you would like dibs on who knows what and when, give us a call.
Conflicts of interest are taken into account. If there is a conflict between your entry and an evaluator, they will not be allocated to review or score your submission.