JUDGING SYSTEM

JUDGING OF ENTRIES:
INITIAL SCREENING:
• The secretariat will screen all entries based on form and completeness of requirements.
• Entries will be sorted according to award categories.
• A numerical code will be assigned to each entry to guarantee anonymity of contestants.
PHASE 1
• Judging will be via points system.
• Entries with an average score of 85% and above will be elevated to Phase 2.
• The decision of the judging panel of Phase 1 are final and not subject to appeal.
PHASE 2 & FINAL JUDGING
• The scores for all entries that make it into Phase 2 will be reset to zero.
• Judging will be via points system.
• Entries with the highest score wins.
• The decision of the judging panel of Phase 2 are final and not subject to appeal.
• In case of a tie, the Chairman of the Board of Judges reserves the right to make the final decision.
AGRICULTURE STORY OF THE YEAR
• The winner of this award is chosen from the winners of the following categories: Best Agriculture TV Program/Segment, Best Agriculture Radio Program/Segment, Best Agriculture News Story Regional, Best Agriculture News Story National, Best Agriculture Feature Story Regional, Best Agriculture Feature Story National.
• Voting is by secret ballot.
• The second highest scorer in the category from which the winner of the Agriculture Story of the Year will receive the award for the said category.
• The decision of the judges are final and not subject to appeal.
• Voting is by secret ballot.
• The second highest scorer in the category from which the winner of the Agriculture Story of the Year will receive the award for the said category.
• The decision of the judges are final and not subject to appeal.
CRITERIA
Print (News and Feature) and Online Story
Relevance
Impact        
Objectivity 
Research   
Style           
25%
25%
25%
15%
10%
Photo
Composition/Relevance
Creativity
Impact
40%
30%
30%
TV and Radio
Relevance
Impact
Objectivity
Research

30%
30%
20%
20%
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