Terms & Conditions for Judges

All 2021 Judges shall abide by the following terms and conditions.

  • Qualifications: To qualify to participate as a CODiE Judge, an individual must have proven experience in the category they would like to review.
  • Conflicts of Interest: Judges must disclose any possible conflicts of interest. A Judge must recuse themselves from discussing, reviewing and voting on particular nominations with which he/she could be perceived of having a conflict of interest. No Judge will review nominations where they have a conflict, as determined by the SIIA CODiE Awards Program.
  • Review of Nominations: By agreeing to participate as a judge you agree to review every nomination in every category you are assigned to.
  • Conduct: Judges are asked to carry out their judge responsibilities in a professional manner. If a nominee reacts in a way that a Judge deems inappropriate, please notify the Awards Director of the infraction. If a complaint is lodged against a Judge from a nominee, SIIA will remove the judge from the product.
  • Permitted and Prohibited Uses: All Judges must abide by the terms and conditions of any license agreement that accompanies any nominated product or service reviewed by the Judge. Judges must not engage in any activity that would be considered to be a violation of U.S or international copyright law.
  • Recusal: If, at any time during the CODiE Awards review and/or voting process, a Judge believes that he or she cannot comply with any of these terms and conditions the Judge must notify SIIA immediately and recuse themselves from the CODiE Awards.
  • Gifts: A Judge shall not accept a fee, gift or personal benefit that is connected directly or indirectly with the performance of the Judge's duties, except where except such compensation authorized by law or a gift or personal benefit is received as an incident of protocol or social obligation.

2021 Judging Timeline

Judge Application Closes
January 29, 2021
How to Judge the CODiE Awards Webcast
February 9, 2021
Evaluate: First Round Review
February 15-April 16, 2021
All Demos Scheduled
March 19, 2021
Finalist Announcement
May 3, 2021
Second Round Review
May 3-May 21, 2021
Celebrate: Winners Announced
June 22 & 23, 2021