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Judging

Who are the judges?

Our judging panels will be made up with a wide variety of impartial judges. These could be employees, customers, brokers, financial advisers, as well as representatives from trade press, our outreach partners and others who have supported the Aviva Community Fund campaign.

What are the judges looking for?

Entries that make it through to the finals will be judged by a panel of between three and five impartial judges. They will judge entries asking for up to £5,000, £10,000 and £25,000, on the following criteria:

Impact (40%)

  • How urgent is the need in the community?
  • How many people will be impacted by this project?
  • Is the idea compelling for a broad audience (taking into account the number of votes the entry received)?

Longevity and sustainability (35%)

  • Is the entry a stand-alone project, or does it require funding from alternatives sources?
  • How long will the project’s impact last in the community?
  • Does this project have clear volunteer support?

Likelihood of success (10%)

  • Is there a high probability of speedy and successful execution of this project?

Submission (10%)

  • How much effort went into preparing the entry and supporting documentation?
  • How well thought through and clearly explained is the entry?

Originality (5%)

  • How original is the idea versus other ideas entered into the competition?

Each judge will score the entries based on the criteria detailed above and the weighting of the criteria will then be applied to create an overall score. These scores will be aggregated and averaged across the judging panel to get the Final Score for each entry.

For projects asking for up to £5,000:

  • In the main awards the two highest ranking entries in each category in each income band after judging will win funding.
  • In each of the broker and adviser awards the highest ranking entry in each category in each income band after judging will win funding

For projects asking for up to £10,000:

  • In the main awards the highest ranking entry in each category in each income band after judging will win funding.
  • In each of the broker and adviser awards the two highest ranking entries in each income band regardless of category after judging will win funding.

For projects asking for up to £25,000:

  • In the main awards the highest ranking entry in each category in each income band after judging will win funding.
  • In each of the broker and adviser awards the two highest ranking entries regardless of category or income band after judging will win funding.

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