12. How are the winners chosen?
The first stage reviews the eligibility of the candidacies. The candidacies that do not meet the legal bases or which have not presented the required documentation are ruled out from the process.
Later, all the candidacies are scored. All the evaluators have evaluation tables that specify the criteria to be assessed and the scores to be assigned based on said criteria. The candidacies are reviewed by several evaluators. Once the candidacies have been evaluated, rankings are created by sectors and territories and these are sent to the different selection bodies.
Each award has an independent selection process. This means that there will be 50 technical committees and juries to select the 37 territorial winners and sector winners and finalists. This phase requires the candidates to present and defend their application in person before the committee or jury.