Ernst & Young was appointed as ‘Process Advisors’ for the awards. A jury panel was formed for each city (8 cities altogether) with each panel being constituted of up to 10 members. The members of the jury panels nominated their top choices for each category. On basis of these nominations, the city/regional winners were determined by the maximum number of votes.
Further, each regional winner stood the chance to compete at the national level. A large panel of a national jury was formed to determine the national winners.