Adjudication Process

The judging process for 2016 Community and Council Awards presented by ipb Insurance and LAMA is an integral part of the event. We have selected individuals to serve as judges who have distinguished themselves in their field and who demonstrate exceptional leadership ability and vision.

We make all efforts to avoid conflicts of interest in the judging process (such as inadvertently assigning a judge to evaluate an entry with which he/she is associated). At least two judges are assigned to each entry at random from within the pool of judges whose expertise is relevant. Any judges who find themselves with a conflict of interest are instructed to come forward and allow for the entry be judged by an impartial alternative judge. In evaluating the entries our judges utilize a comprehensive, points-based scoring system, dictated by the criteria for that particular category.

By adhering to the specific guidelines and criteria of this system our judges are able to maintain the highest degree of fairness, accuracy and integrity and competently and effectively evaluate entries. The average points will be taken forward and the top submissions in each category will be deemed finalists.



Winners announced at the

Community and Council Awards 2016 presented by IPB Insurance and LAMA

Yes Equality: The Campaign for Civil Marriage Equality wins National Impact Award

Ashville Media. LAMA Community and Council Awards 2106, held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Santry, Dublin. January 2016. Pictures - Paul Sherwood

(January 2016) The LAMA Community & Council Awards 2016 presented by IPB Insurance and LAMA, took place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Northwood Dublin on Saturday 30th January. The awards recognise and celebrate community and councils together. They provide a great opportunity to highlight and celebrate the work done within communities and to reward unsung heroes.