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GREAT WORK DESERVES TO BE
JUDGED BY GREAT TALENT.
YOURS.

 

The world’s greatest data-driven marketing is ready and waiting for the world’s finest minds to decide if it lives up to the expectations set by past ECHO Award winners.

Every year we have hundreds of requests from around the world to take part on the International ECHO Awards Jury.  We select our judges to ensure balance in expertise, location, seniority, experience, B2B/B2C, and diversity, and all judges are invited by invitation only.  Unfortunately, every year we must turn away highly qualified individuals to adhere to the balance above and ensure that each entry is reviewed by a minimum of twenty-five judges.   

Although we have a hardy rolodex of judges, you may have just the skills we need to fill a gap and we invite you to submit your name into the mix.  We are seeking judges who have the depth of experience to match their passion for creativity and achievement, and who have a desire to lead our industry and drive growth.

The deep innovation and mold-breaking talent that you will find entered in the ECHO Awards deserves to be judged by the pioneers who are leading us into the future.

People like you.

Judge Criteria:

Round 1:

  • Work experience: 6+ years
  • Title/Level Client-Side: Director+
  • Title/Level Marketing Service Providers: VP+
  • Expertise/Disciplines: Creative, Technology, Data, Measurement, Analytics, Strategy, Media

Finalist Round:

  • Work experience: 10 + years
  • Title/Level Client-Side: Vice President +
  • Title/Level Marketing Service Providers: SVP+
  • Expertise/Disciplines: Creative, Technology, Data, Measurement, Analytics, Strategy, Media

Diamond Jury / Specialty Jury:

  • Industry Expert and Influencer
  • Social Following
  • Work experience: 10 + years
  • Title/Level Client-Side: Chief/Department Head
  • Title/Level Marketing Service Providers: Chief
  • Expertise/Disciplines: Creative, Technology, Data, Measurement, Analytics, Strategy, Media

To send your request to join our jury please follow this link: Online Request Form


The Jury Process:

Round One:

  • Up to five hundred judges are hand-picked from around the world. Invitations are sent out to all Round One Judges in October.  Each judge must register via the link provided in the invitation.
  • Based on preferences provided in your online registration, we try to place entries based on your requests. This is not always possible.
  • Judges are distributed 15-20 entries to review online.  These entries are selected with great care to ensure a fair balance of expertise and experience for each submission. Each entry takes 30 minutes to 1 hour to review. The online portal for scoring will be available for Round 1 judges Dec. 2, 2022, through Jan. 6, 2023.
  • Only the most competitive entries will continue to the Finalist Round.

Finalist Round:

  • Up to one hundred judges from around the world meet in local regions, New York, and via remote access to debate a shortlist of the best work. Invitations are sent out to all Round One Judges in November.  Each judge must register via the link provided in the invitation.
  • Judges are distributed 15-20 entries to review online.  Each judge is assigned the work within particular categories to evaluate all finalists within those categories.  We try to address judge preferences but often must lean on the well-rounded expertise of our Finalist jury and may deviate from preferences.  Each entry takes approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour to review. The online judging for the Finalist Round takes place Jan. 18, 2023, through Feb. 1, 2023.  
  • Once all online scores have been entered, the jury will meet for a  two-hour virtual working session with all other judges who scored within your same categories on Feb. 7, 8 or 9.  These sessions are collaborative, and judges come prepared to discuss their scores and placement.  Upon the conclusion of the working session, all judges will have until the end of day to update scores online.  These scores directly decide our Gold, Silver, and Bronze winners.

Diamond Jury and Specialty Jury:

  • Limited number of industry experts are hand selected from around the world to find the prestigious winner of the Diamond ECHO and all specialty awards. Each judge must register via the link provided in the invitation.
  • All judges will be celebrated on social media with pictures, company, title, and quotes.
  • With tremendous rigor our judges review 15-20 top rated entries online and score. The online portal will be open for scoring March 1-14.
  • The Jury will then meet in a working session to discuss finalist, and vote for the coveted Diamond ECHO or Specialty Award.  These working sessions will take place on March 16 or 21 and decide our top winners.
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