Don’t Panic organise and deliver 34 awards each calendar year and are always looking to recruit industry experts to join our esteemed list of judges. 

If you are an industry expert and have over 5 years of experience, we would welcome your application to join one of our judging panels. We welcome applications from brand side industry experts who specialise in digital and tech from across the globe.

Why judge? Several of our judges have described it as literally the best CPD experience they get all year. By reading and scoring 30 – 40 entries you get exclusive insight into industry trends, the opportunity to review leading industry campaigns, and enjoy senior-level peer networking with fellow judges.

We won’t lie, it’s hard work. It involves at least a day of pre-judging (we ruin many weekends each year!) followed by a half-day video conference judging session. Despite this, many of our judges return year after year across numerous competitions, so they must find it beneficial… or they just don’t know how to say no! 😉

We don’t pay our judges, nor do we charge judges as some unscrupulous awards competitions do. Don’t Panic judges receive an invitation to attend the awards event or another awards event if it’s virtual. Judges also receive a judges’ badge for use on their profile and social channels and an opportunity to blog or contribute content across our extensive network.