We use independent judges to ensure that all nominees receive a fair chance of winning their category. Upon closure of applications, an independent auditing form evaluates all applications. The auditing firm may be in touch with applicants for additional information.

The auditing firm scores each application using a scoring matrix. Once the application forms have been analyzed, a judging meeting is called. Here, a group of independent judges – business leaders, representatives from post-secondary education institutions, and past-Chairs of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce, review and score the applications, debate the merits of each application and vote.

The judges select between 3-5 finalists per category and the winner of each category. The ABEX finalists will be announced in late July/early August through a province-wide media release and on SCC and ABEX social media channels. Winners will be announced to the public during the in-person ABEX Awards event on September 16, 2023 in Saskatoon, SK. ABEX finalists are expected to purchase and attend the in-person event. A live stream of the event will be available on Vimeo and Facebook.

The ABEX Business of the Year will also be announced during the ABEX Awards. The winner of this coveted award is chosen out of the winning applicants, with the decision based on the overall application as well as some additional information provided by the applicants. All information is strictly confidential.