A public vote will form a sixth 'panel member' to provide additional input for the expert judging panel. A shortlist of candidates in each category will be announced on the Awards website in July 2014 and the public will be encouraged to vote in each category from among the nominees. The judging panel will take into consideration the results of the voting process when making their decisions on the winners. 

You can stay up-to-date with information on the public vote on the Awards Facebook page.