Stage 1: Screening of entries
All entries received within the entry cut-off date are assessed and scored by a panel of assessors who review and score the annual reports using a customised score sheet. See here for more details on the scoring criteria.
The assessors use only the submitted document(s) when scoring the entries. Nonprofits that produce separate annual reports and financial statements should submit both documents otherwise, they risk losing marks for areas not addressed in the single document.
Based on the marks awarded by the assessors, a long list for each entry category is developed and these entries move the next stage of the process. Entries for those organisations who are not included in the long list will be informed that their entry has not been successful in advancing to the next stage of the process.