Evalutated By International Peers
Three rounds of rigorous judging.
Round One: Up to 500 judges are hand-picked from around the world. Judges are allocated entries to review and are selected with great care to ensure an equitable balance of expertise and experience. Only the most competitive entries will continue to the Finalist Round.
Finalist Round: Up to 100 judges from around the world convene in local regions, New York, and via remote access to debate a shortlist of the best work. With tremendous rigor our judges review the work in each category and vote for the work that is most deserving of a gold, silver, or bronze ANA International ECHO—and meet the minimum standards to be awarded each of these levels. It is possible not every category will be awarded all three awards.
Diamond Jury: Limited number of industry experts are hand selected from around the world to determine the prestigious winner of the year's Best In Show - The Diamond ECHO. With tremendous rigor our judges review the top scoring work, convene in a working session to discuss each entry, and vote for the coveted Diamond ECHO winner.
Past judges include experts from: