In response to many comments on our earlier post, we would like to share the set of criteria and snap shot of scoring sheet used in the process. Some “cutoff” filters were used to come up with a first shortlist of few hundred applicants, who were then scored by multiple members of the jury. A few applicants were disqualified after examination of their email logs.
Each jury member had access to a web-based scoring sheet (part screen shot attached). Each criteria was scored separately by one ore more members of Jury, before arriving at total score and final average. The Jury reviewed the TOP 100 list, before releasing it for announcement. We are aware that there are many excellent bloggers, photographers and passionate travel enthusiasts who did not make it to the final 100. We wish TGDC could accommodate more.