6. Awards Judging Process

Judges Judges are selected because of their recognised expertise in the area that they are being asked to judge. It is of critical importance that the judging be, and is perceived to be, fair, impartial and equitable. Judges follow the judging guidelines and criteria for each award category.   The Internal Judging Process The internal […]

6. Awards Judging Process

Judges

Judges are selected because of their recognised expertise in the area that they are being asked to judge. It is of critical importance that the judging be, and is perceived to be, fair, impartial and equitable. Judges follow the judging guidelines and criteria for each award category.

 

The Internal Judging Process

The internal judging panel is made up of early childhood specialists and professionals.  The internal judging panel will review and assess the monthly winners for the learning stories and inspired practice awards using each category criteria. Three from each category will be selected for review by the external judging panel.  The Educator of the Year, Leadership in Inclusion, and Partnership with Families Award nominations/applications are first considered by an internal review who assesses the forms and information submitted against the criteria. The internal judging panel will review all successful nominations/applications and select three from each category for review by the external judging panel.

 

The External Judging Process

The external judging panel is voluntary and made up of early years experts and professionals. The judging panel will review the shortlisted three from each award category using the guidelines for each of the categories.  The judging panel will take place after the closing date and after the internal panel select the shortlist.  Click here to see external judges bios.

 

More information on the five award categories:

Early Childhood Ireland Learning Stories Awards

Early Childhood Ireland Inspired Practice Awards

Early Childhood Ireland Educator – Leader in Practice Award

Early Childhood Ireland Partnership with Families Innovation Award

Early Childhood Ireland LINC Award for Leadership in Inclusion

 

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