Judging the Awards - CHS Awards

Judging the Awards

After the success of the CHS Awards 2019, we’re launching the awards for the sixth year and are taking submissions for our judges!

The awards will once again recognise elements of venues rather than the entire property in order to provide a level playing field for all entrants, irrespective of whether they are a national chain or a small independent venue. This proved really popular last year and we were really delighted by the support that the industry put behind this initiative.

‘The CHS Awards’ will be open for submissions during the coming months with entries closing on Friday 20th March 2020.  Judging will take place on Monday 27th April 2020 and the finalists will be announced live at CHS Leeds on the 28th April 2020. The Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner will be held on Thursday 18th June 2020 at The ICC in Birmingham and you will be invited to attend as our guest so please save the date.

I want to be a judge for the CHS Awards 2020…

We’re looking for senior event agency professionals to be award judges.

We promise it won’t be too onerous, with no site visits or public speaking, we just ask you review award submissions electronically before coming together with all the judges on Monday 27th April in Leeds where you will also be invited to be a hosted buyer at
CHS Leeds which is taking place the following day on Tuesday 28th April 2020.

Please note that attending the show as a hosted buyer is completely optional.

The judging will take a few hours on the afternoon of Monday 27th April BUT rest assured you will receive all the hospitality and benefits of being a hosted buyer so your accommodation and time in Leeds will be ALL ON US!

Benefits of Judging

  • You could attend the CHS Leeds in Leeds as a Hosted Buyer with complimentary accommodation provided in Leeds on the evening of Monday 27th April
  • Attending CHS Leeds 2020 with full VIP access
  • Learn and critic the best of the UK hospitality industry
  • Network with fellow judges
  • Observe new talent and trends in the industry
  • Continued personal development
  • Enhance your credibility – both from your presence at the awards and from the inclusion of your role in your CV
  • Have access to the judge’s assets for promotional use e.g. your judges email signatures
  • Become a thought-leader within your field – what better way to position yourself as a thought – leader than to share your insight with our finalists?
  • Discover new hotels, venues and event suppliers to influence your own journey – in an ever-changing landscape, judging provides an opportunity to learn about companies that weren’t even on your radar
  • Maximise PR potential through social media engagement and blogs – becoming a judge is an achievement to be proud of, so shout about your experience on your social media channels
  • Increase your profile within the industry and be promoted as a judge on the CHS Awards 2020 website, in our social media campaign around the Awards and also included in the Awards Ceremony Programme given out to all attendees
  • Attend the Awards Ceremony as our guest in Birmingham
  • It’s a lot of FUN!

If you feel that you can spare the time to be on the judging panel, we would be delighted to have you on-board and supporting the Awards.

If you would like to be part of the process, please complete the form below with some brief details which will be profiled on the website BUT If you have any questions please email Michelle Rennoldson who will be able to answer any questions you may have

** Please note that we can only accept applications from UK based judges **

Become A Judge 2019

  • Become A Judge

    Fill in the form to become one of our industry judges. Once approved your details will be profiled on the website.
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Frequently Asked Questions

We don’t think so. You will simply judge one category which we will allocate to you. Grab a cuppa (or glass of wine!), sit down and have a read through the submissions and supporting evidence electronically. From there you will mark each entry and submit a form with your appropriate scores based on a simple criteria, which will also be issued. Meet your fellow judges on the afternoon of Monday 29th April in Leeds to make the final decision on winners. Easy peasy!

Of course! You will be our guest at the awards ceremony.

Of course you can chat to fellow judges but please keep your scores and decisions under wraps until the winners are announced at the ceremony in June. The industry at large will know you are a judge as we’ll be sending you an email button to add to your signature.