Evaluation Process

The evaluation process has two stages: eligibility check and assessment of entries by the Jury. For certain categories (Grand Prix, CSR Manager of the Year) assessment also involves oral presentations by short-listed nominees to the Jury.

Eligibility Check

After the deadline, all submitted entries will go through the eligibility check. Applicants, whose entries do not comply with formal requirements would be contacted and informed about the deficiencies. They will be given few days to correct their applications and/or provide requested documentation.

Assessment of the Entries by Jury

All eligible entries will go forward to the independent Jury (group of the external assessors) and will be assessed against the comprehensive evaluation criteria scoring guidance (published at: www.meliora.ge) Jury will also take account of the evidence provided along with the application (documents, links, etc.) to select the winners.

After reviewing the materials, Jury members may have questions and reserve the right to request additional information/documents from the nominees. However, Jury members do not address directly the nominees, but send their questions/requests via Contest organizers.

Oral Presentations for the Categories: Grand Prix and CSR Manager of the Year 

For the Categories Grand Prix and CSR Manager of the Year assessment by the Jury will be two-round. In the first round, the Jury will review the entries and select the short-listed candidates (finalists) of the given category. In the second round selected finalists would be invited to personally present their submitted projects/initiatives to the Jury.

The short-listed candidates would be notified in advance, in a written form, which topics/issues they are expected to concentrate in their presentations.

Based on the presentations, the Jury will select winners for the mentioned categories.

Jury can choose not to give an award in the certain category if the entries are not deemed to be of a suitable standard. 

Jury reserves the right to confer two prizes in each thematic category for Large company and the SME. Please refer also to the Terms and Conditions.

Judges can also decide to award “Highly Commanded” in each thematic category to a project, which did not get scores to become a winner of the category, but proves to be a stand out example of excellence, inspiration and responsibility.


Following completion of the assessment process, the awards’ winners will be announced at a black-tie Awarding Ceremony to be held in December 2019.

  • Each category winner will be awarded the special prize – an elegant trophy;
  • Companies awarded a ”Highly Commended“ will be given special certificate
  • All winners are free to use “Meliora 2019 Winner” logo in their communication materials during a year;
  • All applicants, whether they are winners or not, will be invited to the prestigious Awards Ceremony in December.

Whether you win or not, you can be sure that the Awards Ceremony will be a memorable day for you. We can’t wait to see you there.

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