The Judging Panel will consider the following criteria in deciding the Award recipients:
1. Identified need: How well was the need for the program / resource / research / contribution, identified and articulated? How significant is the need?
2. The financial literacy work delivered: How well was the work delivered? Did it have clear objectives? Did the objectives line up with the need?
3. The outcome of the work: Has the work been evaluated? How many people have been or may be impacted? What has changed as a result of the work? What could change in the future as a result of the work?
4. The additional benefits: What side benefits have come about as a result of the work? (New connections, publicity, replication or other positive unintended consequences).
Other things the judges may consider include:
- How innovative the work is
- The barriers overcome to deliver the work
- The potential for replication or increased scale
- The quality of the evaluation of the work
For the Contribution category, the judges will be looking for a special contribution to financial literacy in Australia. As the type of contribution is unrestricted, there are no specific criteria.