The Judging Process - Lincoln Recruitment Irish Early Career Awards
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The Judging Process

  • Nomination stage

    All nominations are recorded and entered into the awards process by closing date 5pm on the 8th May 2019. Entries will be assessed by the judging panel according to the criteria as specified in each of the categories.

  • Review Stage

    From the approved entries submitted the IECA judging panel will review each nomination and score them accordingly based on the category criteria as stipulated in each entry. The entries that score the highest through the scoring process are then reviewed again by the entire judging panel at the judges meeting and a vote is cast to establish the short-list and then the overall winners. This is an independent process and the Sponsors, ECA staff or organiser do not select the nominees, short-list or winners and neither do they influence the judges in any way.


    The short-list is announced at the start of June 2019. Nominees that have been shortlisted will be contacted directly and an interview with members of the judging panel will take place. Category winners and the Young Professional of the Year will be announced at the Early Career Awards ceremony taking place on the 23rd October 2019 in the Mansion House, Dublin.


1. When is the closing date for applications?

The closing date for entries is 8th May 2019. All applicants will be judged by our judging panel and all nominees that have been short-listed will then be contacted directly by the Early Career Awards team.

2 When will the winners be announced?

One winner in each of our seventeen categories is announced at our Awards Ceremony on the 23rd October 2019, in the Mansion House, Dublin.

3. Am I able to nominate myself?

You are able to nominate your company or yourself in certain categories; please see the category overview to confirm.

4. How many categories can I nominate in?

As many as you feel are relevant.

5. What if I can’t make the deadline?

Then you will, unfortunately, be unable to participate in this year’s awards, however, please contact the events manager in the first instance.

If you have any queries on your application or on any of the judging criteria, please feel free to email the Early Career Awards team here.

Interested in entering the Irish Early Career Awards?