Awards 2018-05-03T14:07:54+00:00


Public nomination period (8 March to 20 April 2018)
During this period any member of the public may submit any nomination for any category by visiting and completing the nomination web form under the “AWARDS” section of the website.

Official nominees selected (23 to 27 April 2018)
During the period the judging panel select the official nominees for the 12 categories from amongst the public nominations or nominations put forth by members of the judging panel.

Nominee week (30 April to 4 May 2018)
On Monday 30 April the official nominees for each of the 12 categories are publicly announced.

Voting week (7 to 11 May 2018)
The entire Judging Panel votes on all categories from amongst the official nominees. The voting system is first-past-the-post. Any judges who are nominated or whose organisations are nominated are recused from the relevant categories. The Chairman of the Judging Panel certifies the winners. The entire process is independently audited by a certified Macau auditor who will be present at the Awards ceremony. Only the Chairman of the Judging Panel and the Auditor know the winners and the results are kept under lock and key in a safe until the day of the Awards ceremony.

Awards ceremony (15 May 2018)
The Chairman of the Judging Panel keeps the winners envelopes on his person until moments before each category winner is announced.