All 20 categories are judged either LIVE at the Festival or via a roundtable debate pre event, giving these awards unrivalled integrity and you, the opportunity to hear about the best projects and innovations hitting the sector.
Judges are selected based on their status as clients to businesses that enter, as world renowned experts or representatives from global tunnelling associations who therefore understand what excellence looks like in one or more fields.
The judges are arranged into panels of three or four, with each unaware of who will be on their panel until the day of live judging or roundtable debate.
They judge each entry online and award a score, with the panel’s average determining the top organisations that will become finalists.
The decision on who wins each category rests solely with the judges.