The Awards for Excellence judging panel is comprised of members of the OFPANZ association with relevant product and industry experience in all of the award categories.

Whilst entrants are free to select the categories they would like to enter, the judging panel reserves the right to re-categorise entries where appropriate.

The judging of entries is anonymous and the identity of entrants is not disclosed to judges.

The judging panel may decide not to grant an award in any category if they deem entries are not of sufficient standard or worthy of an award for excellence. In this case, the entries will not be promoted during the Expo or at the Awards for Excellence dinner.

Project entries are judged based on the following criteria:

  • Appearance / Workmanship (25%)
  • Complexity (25%)
  • Design / Innovation (20%)
  • Quality of Entry (10%)
  • Function (10%)
  • Environmental Awareness(10%)

Judges are only able to judge each project  based on the information and images that are supplied by each entrant. This is why it is imperative that high resolution .jpg images are supplied for each project and a detailed project description is provided.

The judge’s decision is final and no further correspondence will be permitted.