Meet our team of judges who have each been selected because of their experience and knowledge of environmental health.
Our team of judges have each been selected because of their experience and knowledge of environmental health. A minimum of two judges are assigned to each category to ensure objectivity and impartiality.
'I was bowled over by the number and quality of the entries I had to judge last year. The drive and enthusiasm of the individuals literally involved shone through. What will I be looking for in the 2018 entries? Well I tend to focus on delivery so I will certainly be looking for clarity about impact and any evaluation carried out to demonstrate the impact. Entries have to be short, so it must come alive. Entries last year which had pictures or relevant quotes and testimonials certainly helped to achieve that.'
'I was delighted with the standard of entries we received for outstanding environmental health contribution last year, all the applicants really did make our job as judges of the award extremely difficult. This year I hope that we have a similarly hard task. I’d love to see entries from individuals and groups that really show positive environmental health impacts and a willingness to got hat extra mile to deliver for communities and individuals.'
To avoid conflicts of interest, no judge is permitted to consider entries from a company / person they are associated with. To ensure the privacy of the information you submit, each judge has signed a Confidentiality Agreement.
After the entry deadline of Friday 13 July, the judges were sent the entries in the category they were been assigned. NB: At this point, the judges informed CIEH of any potential conflicts of interest. Each judge considered the entries on their own before coming together with their fellow judge/s to jointly agree on a shortlist and winner (also choosing to award a Highly Commended). If they were not able to come to a joint decision, the decision was deferred to the Chair of Judges.