judging criteria

How will your entries be judged?

The judges will be using a simple but effective points based assessment system benchmarking your entries against each of the criteria detailed below. A maximum of 20 points per each criteria, per entry can be awarded. The total number of points awarded from each criteria will be added together to determine your overall score.

N.B The Young Rail Professional and Rail Research and Innovation Implementation categories have separate criteria, which is detailed at the bottom of this page but will work in exactly the same way as outlined above.

Criteria for all categories

  1. Aims and objectives – Max 20 points
    • In no more than 500 words you need to clearly communicate the aims and objectives of the project, product, service or organisation you are basing your entry on and the motivation behind them. Think about the why! What led you to establishing these aims and objectives in the first place?
  2. Planning and Execution – Max 20 points
    • In no more than 500 words you need to show evidence of successful planning and execution of your aims and objectives relating to the project, product, service or organisation you are basing your entry on. Explain to the judges how your planning process worked and detail how you executed the delivery of that plan.
  3. Innovation and Creativity – Max 20 points
    • In no more than 500 words you need to show clear evidence of genuine innovation and creativity that directly relates to the project, product, service or organisation you are basing your entry on. What did you do differently and why?
  4. Outcomes Achieved – Max 20 points
    • In no more than 500 words you need to show clear evidence of the outcomes achieved that directly relate to the project, product, service or organisation you are basing your entry on. It could be anything i.e. did you reduce cost, improve quality, safety etc?

Criteria for the Young Rail Professional category

  1. In no more than 500 words explain why you are nominating this person and why you think they should win. - MAX 20 points
  2. In no more than 500 words describe how the nominee has impacted their career and the organisation they work for. - MAX 20 points
  3. In no more than 500 words describe how this person has helped those around them and shown leadership qualities to help achieve a common objective. - MAX 20 points

 

Criteria for the Rail Research and Innovation Implementation category

  1. Aims and objectives – Max 20 points
    • In no more than 500 words you need to clearly communicate the aims and objectives of implementing the research project you are basing your entry on and the motivation behind them. Think about the why! Why was this project of interest to your organisation.
  2. Planning and Execution – Max 20 points
    • In no more than 500 words you need to show evidence of successful planning and execution of your aims and objectives relating to the implementation of the research findings you are basing your entry on.
  3. Successful Implementation – Max 20 points
    • In no more than 500 words you need to show clear evidence of successful implementation of the research project you are basing your entry on. What were the challenges and how did you overcome them (for example, financial, organisational, logistical)?
  4. Outcomes Achieved – Max 20 points
    • In no more than 500 words you need to explain the impact and realised benefits of the implementation of the research project you are basing your entry on, for example what cost savings, improvements to quality or safety were realised?

 If you have any questions then contact the team on 0161 833 6320.

To review the categories you want to enter, click here.

 

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