Take part in the judging

Become a judge
Please email louise@luxevents.co.uk if you would like to take part as a judge. Closing date to volunteer for judging is the end of January 2017. All members of The Marketing Society are invited to score allocated entries online. Business Leader members take part in panel sessions to decide the shortlists and winners.

Judging dates
March 28 & 29 and April 27 & 28. Judges will be allocated either a morning or afternoon session assessing entries where there is no conflict of interest. If there is any potential conflict of interest, the judging Chair should be informed.

Judging location
Hudson, Caledonian Exchange on Canning St Edinburgh. Thanks to Hudson for the use of their facilities.

Online judging
Judges must score the entries online at least 24 hours before attending a panel session.

Shortlist and winners
The online scoring may influence the judging but may not determine the eventual outcome. The final decision rests with the judging panel. If required, the judging Chair will have the casting vote. The judging Chairs also reserve the right to recommend reviewing entries in other categories.

A maximum of 6 entries will be shortlisted in any category. Gold, Silver and Bronze awards will be rewarded in most categories if a minimum standard has been achieved.

If requested, entrants can be provided with their average scores across the various judging criteria.

Judges from the 2016 Star Awards

Katy Air / Atlas Knowledge
Jane Ashley / Maxxium UK
Graeme Atha / The Marketing Society
Pauline Aylesbury / Scottish Government
Lee Beattie / Wire Media
Charlotte Bell / Dentsu Aegis
John Bernard / Mozilla
Tim Bisset / Scottish Government
Steve Borley / SQA
John Botia / Spirit Level
Ross Boyce / Hudson
Cameron Brechin / TUNA
Hugh Burkitt / The Marketing Society
Helen Campbell / VisitScotland
Richard Carlaw / Frame
Gus Chalmers / Union Direct
Brian Coane / The Leith Agency
Ewan Colville / Green Team Scotland
David Craik / BrightSignals
Tom Crockett / Vascutek
Simon Crunden / Republic of Media
Ian Dommett / Home Agency
John Denholm / Denholm Associates
Alexis Donald / Tesco Bank
Mike Donoghue / Big Partnership
Michael Doran / Sainsbury’s Bank
Ali Findlay / The Lane

Louise Fraser / Jump Research
Susanna Freedman / Emperor Design
Lynsey Fusco / DMA
Tom Gill / Tom Gill Ltd
Richard Gill / iProspect
Dan Gilmore / Scottish Government
Helenor Gilmour / Gilmour Graham
Katherine Goodwin / Food Standards Scotland
Peter Graham / Pilotfish Media
Kyle Hardie / The Union
Steve Hill / Multiply
Justin Hutton Penman / Flock Creative
Neil Ireland / Tangible
Gill Jarvie / Republic of Media
Christina Kelly / Golley Slater
Neen Kelly / Bluebell Scotland
Andrea Kniver / Scottish Government
Iain Lauder / IL Design
Louise Lawson / Digitas LBi
Ruth Lees / Golley Slater
Alice Leyshon / Edrington
Joanne Lynn / Lux Events
Elise MacDonald / Lux Events
Sharon Mars / Big Partnership
Joe McAspurn / Ignition
Ian McAteer / The Union
Lynn McBean / Material

Naomi McCann / Tesco Bank
Ewan McCowen / FloatApp
Greg McEwan / Material_UK
Julie McGarvey / 3X1
Sarah McKerley / Maxxium UK
Nicci Montiang / The Union
Jane Neill / Tangible
James Pais / Frame
Helen Potter / Potter Innovation
David Reid / Because Brands Matter
David Roberts / Multiply
Gillian Robson / Tesco Bank
Leah Ronaldson / Hudson
Sarah Rowe / The Union
Jillian Shields / SQA
Darcie Tanner / Stripe Communications
Liz Taylor / Taylormade Marketing
Ali Tuck / Edrington
Anna Vaughn / RBS
Angus Walker / Frame
Kim Wallace / Scottish Government
Vicki Whetton / Genoa Black
Victoria Withy / The Clique Consultancy
Claire Wood / The Leith Agency
Vicki Wright / The Dalmore
Gillian Wylie / Frame

Key Dates

Awards Dinner 8th June 2017

Sponsors and Supporters

Main Sponsor

Cello signal


Strategic Partners

Scottish Government


Visit Scotland

Event Partner

Lux Events

Creative Partner

Always Be content

Print Partner

McAllister Litho Glasgow

Digital Partner


Star Awards Sponsors and Supporters

The Scotsman
The Union
Ignition Marketing
Jump Marketing
People Make Glasgow
Young Enterprise Scotland
Hignland Spring
Virgin Airlines
Big Partnership
PPA Scotland
Market Research Society
Forth Wines
Forth Wines
Caorunn Gin