The Yorkshire Financial Awards is judged by an independent panel of experts—who give their free time to assess entries—chosen for their expertise, experience and positions in the industry and its various sectors.
Judges give their free time to participate in the judging process.
Judges with conflicts of interest in categories will not participate in the judging of those categories.
Following the deadline, judges are sent every entry, which are provided in the same format and without any material that goes against the terms and conditions.
Judges score each entry according to the criteria of each category.
They then meet to discuss their scores and make a final decision during a single day of judging, based on the contents of the written or video entry.
The judging process is confidential and all decisions are final.
Feedback is provided for winning entries, however, due to the high volume of entries, feedback cannot be provided for anyone else.