To ensure fairness and transparency, all the votes of the core jury will be published and made viewable to the public.
The marks will be based exclusively on the submitted recordings.
The decision of the jury will be final and indisputable.
The core jury will listen to all the applications. These will be judged on the recording alone. The submissions will be judged based on the following system:
Each judge will give each competitor a single score out of 25. For each competitor, all the scores s/he is awarded will be added together and then divided by 10 (in order to find the average score awarded to the competitor by all 10 core jury members). Each competitor will thereafter receive a single score out of 25 which will be his/her average. The score will be calculated to two decimal places and can range from 0.00 to 25.00. The ranking of the competitors will be based on these scores (ie. the highest score per category will be awarded the highest prize of the category).
Awarding the Grand Prize
Once the prizes of each category have been calculated, each jury member will nominate one contestant who has already been awarded first prize of his or her respective category. The competitor with the most nominations will be awarded the Grand Prize. If there is a tie, then the President of the Jury will cast a deciding vote.