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The judges read every judgeable submission alongside all supporting materials. They provide an overall score for each entry based on their assessment across all the criteria for that category, also taking into account any supporting documents. The judges also give a brief explanation of their rationale for providing this score. Once all the judges’ scores are submitted for all the entries in each category, an average of the scores is calculated for each entry with this converted to a score out of 10. If there is no clear winner from the first round (a minimum one-point margin between the top submission(s) and second-placed entry or entries is needed), the category goes to a second round of judging. A conference call is then held between the allocated judges to decide the winner. The judges may exercise their discretion to award a Highly Commended in these instances.