We had an outstanding panel of potential judges nominated by our sponsors and project team to judge the entries. Some recommended awards to entrants and some gave a prize for winning entries. For details see our page on Sponsors and Prizes. A first round of judging took place on 9 November 2012 to give a provisional shortlist for the prizegiving, which was finalised in the week after that. We also gathered public responses to viewing all models entered, but those comments did not affect the judging process.
- All sponsors were invited to take part in the judging, based on the aims of their company/institution/group and their personal expertise.
- Each judge was asked to review all entries and pick the one that best fulfils what their organisation is looking for and briefly to explain their choice.
- Please bear in mind that having reviewed all the entries, a sponsor may choose to withhold their prize.
We produced still (2D) and video (3D tour) views of each model and made these available to the judges. The judges’ conference was at 10:00 on Friday 9 November in the Letchworth Arts Centre Cafe. You can see all entries online or by downloading here. We have prepared high quality animations of all entries for display in the Finale.The judges included some of the following, according to who had time to comment on the entries in mid-November:
Paul Wallace of David’s Music and Bookshops
Brian Norman, Technical Director and Lucy Marsh, Marketing Executive, of Earthware and The Technology Studio, Letchworth, who offer standard and bespoke web based mapping products: What we do, Microsoft MVP
Paul Zukowskyj, University of Hertfordshire, who is a Senior Lecturer in Geographical Information and Environmental Sciences; profile.
Councillor David Levett and Claire Morgan of North Hertfordshire District Council.
Alastair Stewart, Head of Charitable Projects & Partnerships and Andrew Celia, Marketing Manager – Data & Digital in the Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation.
Mike Tanti of Mike Tanti Design, sculptor, artist, SketchUp 3D modeller.
Clare Homer, Public Relations, Serif (Europe) Ltd. (At the very end of the project, Nikki Godwin replaced Clare as our contact.)