Apply as a DSA '23 jury member

Want to become a jury member in one of the categories of the Dutch Search Awards 2023? You can apply using the form at the bottom of the page. On this page, you'll find things to take into account as a jury member. That way, you know what you're responsible for. Furthermore, the jury process is described, in which independence and transparency are of the essence.

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Jury Chairmen

In 2023, Muhammed Kocak of Corendon and Gina van den Bogaard of DEPT® are the jury chairman and vice chairwoman, respectively. They're impartial, unbiased and honest and don't actually vote. Their task is primarily a technical one: efficiently leading the jury members to the best result based on the predefined criteria of a category.

Term

As of DSA edition 2021, jury members are appointed for a minimum of one year and a maximum of three years. Each year, the jury chairman and vice chairman re-evaluate which jury members are eligible for participation in the jury based on knowledge and experience spread cross the different categories.

Winners & Shortlist

It's important to focus on selecting a winner and/or a nominee on the shortlist. Not presenting an award is not an option. We're celebrating the search industry, so there's always a winner. Likewise, it's important that the winning case is selected for the right reasons and not on the basis of how many times the submitter has won in the past. The best one is the best one. The Dutch Search Awards are not incentive prizes.

Independence

In the event that, as a jury member, you're confronted with the judging of a case that's been submitted by the company you're currently working at, we'll ask you to temporarily leave the room during the jury night. We do this not only to guarantee the independence of the assessment, but also to ensure that (counter) arguments don't get leaked. In the jury tool, it's not possible to assess a case that's been submitted by your own company.

Confidentiality

Until the award ceremony, we ask you to maintain absolute secrecy about the jury process. After the ceremony, please be discreet about how the cases have been assessed during the judging period. As a jury member, you're required to sign and uphold the confidentiality agreement.

Jury Report

During the judging, someone will be present to note down the most important (counter) arguments. That way, the jury report is available immediately and it's monitored why a case has won. The jury chairman is responsible for distributing the final jury reports to the nominated parties.

Groups

In order to ensure that the judging is as thorough and fair as possible, there are 2 judging groups per category. A group consists of at least 4 people, so at least 8 people assess each case. Keep in mind: you’ll have to assess about 30 to 40 cases.

Tool

During the judging, the dedicated jury tool is used. Once a jury member, access will be provided to the cases in this tool. Here, you'll give your ratings per case. This way, we monitor whether all jury members have assessed all cases on time. During the jury night, the selection of the shortlist and the final winner, depending on the category, will be handled quickly and efficiently.

Jury Night

During the jury night, all jury members assemble to discuss the individual assessments of the cases and to give a joint, final verdict. This year, the jury night will take place on Thursday, October 12.

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Important dates

05/16

APPLICATIONS

Registrations for the jury panel are open from May 16, 2023.

10/12

JURY NIGHT

All jury members assemble to discuss the submitted cases and give a final verdict.

Apply as a jury member

Want to be part of the jury of DSA ’23? Apply before July 31, 2023 using the application form. Please indicate why and for which categories you consider yourself suitable.

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