Judging Criteria

The overarching criteria for the 2018 Rockie Awards is excellence on an international scale. Judges score each entry on four criteria: Originality, execution, style and substance. Each area is judged on a scale from 1 to 10. A perfect score would be 40 points.

The 2018 Rockie Awards will include two rounds of panel judging. Panels are composed of senior industry professionals from around the world, selected for their expertise in the genres under their purview.

The Grand Jury Prize is selected from the winners in all categories and is judged by a panel composed of six jury chairs.


BANFF Gala Honours

In addition to competitive awards, the Banff World Media Festival board of directors annually bestows special honours on deserving individuals, productions, or companies.

Those have included:

  • Showrunner of the Year
  • Program of the Year
  • The Sir Peter Ustinov Comedy Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Canadian Award of Distinction
  • Canadian Innovative Producer Award
  • Award of Excellence in Digital Innovation 





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