Apply to be a judge

Judging a category at the LI Awards is an opportunity to see the work of the best of the profession, to meet other industry leaders, and to celebrate and contribute to the ongoing success of the Awards. 

Each category is judged by a panel of 3-5 judges (including a Chair), made up of LI members and industry experts with relevant expertise in that category. We encourage you to apply if you believe that your experience will bring value to a specific category, even if you do not have previous experience of judging similar awards or competitions. 


Key dates


  • Wednesday 9 August – Wednesday 30 August 2023  – Online review of entries
    During this period judges will be expected to read and review entries. Judges will be able to manage their own time, and will need to complete the online review by end of day Wednesday 30 August. The amount of reading will vary for each category, depending on the number of entries received. If you are judging the Student Dissertation category, you will need to read the dissertations ahead of the judging conference call.


  • Wednesday 9 August – Judges Briefing Call
    There will be a brief video conference call for all judges, where you will have the opportunity to meet other members of your judging panel and be briefed on the next stages of the judging process


  • Week commencing Monday 4th September – Judges Category Call
    During this week there will be a video conference call for each judging panel to discuss the online review and scores. The video conference call will last approximately two hours and will be scheduled for the week commencing Monday 4th September.  Judges will review the entries for their category, along with the other members of the judging panel, to make decisions about finalists. The exact date and time for each judging panel will be confirmed closer to the time


How to apply

Please fill in the form below to apply – applications close on the 19th May 2023.

Your application will be reviewed by the LI Awards team who will notify you in June 2023 about whether your application has been successful. Note that you will not be selected to judge a category that you have entered or been involved with. If there is a conflict of interest, judges will be asked to step down from the judging panel. 

Fill in the application form