How does voting proceed?

Management team and a pre-selection jury assesses the candidates’ applications and prepares a shortlist. All jury members receive one sample and the complete documentation of the nomination. Jury members may contact advisors. Each jury member ranks nominations in each category for the No, 3, 2 and 1 place. No. 1 receives 3 points, No. 2 receives 2 points, while No. 3 receives 1 point from each jury member. We add up the values of the votes and the nomination with the highest amount will be the winner.

In case there are two or three nominations with an equal value, then the vote of the Chairman of the given Jury committee is decisive. The jury is not allowed to communicate with each other; voting is going on completely independently so that nobody is able to influence the decision of the jury or any of its members. Only the name of category chairmen will be published for the general public in order to avoid any attempt to influence the jury’s decision. Voting process for the GBWA is stricter than that of the Nobel Prize: