To ensure objectivity, judging is conducted by a panel of broadcast experts from outside the state of Georgia. They will evaluate all entries based on the criteria listed in the “Awards Categories” sections. Judges will likely select a first-place winner in each category but are under no obligation to do so and may choose to award no prize in a category. There will only be one winner in each category. Judges may choose to recognize other outstanding work in a category with a “Merit Award.” If the judges think an entry was submitted in the wrong category, they may move it to the proper category. The decision of the judges will be final.