The Awards Virtual Judging Panel consists of external community figures from across the province who bring their professional experience and unique perspectives to the table. Together, they assess each submission and determine which companies deserve top-ranks and coveted awards in each category. Judges will review the submissions and rate the work against provided criteria through a private online system, and privately meet as a group in January to determine the top 3 finalists in each category.  The Barrie Chamber of Commerce staff and Board are not involved in selecting nominees or finalists. 

Judging Criteria is listed with each category description. Judging is performed online by professionals from across the region.  All entries are scored based on judging criteria and submitted anonymously. Judges will not know the name of the company that nominated each individual or business.  


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