Judging Criteria

The Global Awards has a judging panel consisting of experts in music, broadcasting and journalism, representing all the genres covered by the awards.

Five of The Global Awards are decided purely by a public vote. A sixth award, the award for Best News Moment, Interview or Debate, is decided by a combination of public entries and the judging panel.

The remaining categories are decided by the judging panel with due care, consideration and weight given to a variety of factors.


Eligibility for nomination is a record or artist/group that has been played at least once on any Global radio station from 12 December 2016 – 11 December 2017. For the Best News Moment, Interview or Debate award, eligibility is decided by the public’s suggestions in phase one of the voting.