An academy of judges comprising of both past and present broadcasters within New Zealand and overseas are used to judge the New Zealand Radio Awards. Judges are selected based upon their area of expertise and familiarity of the category to be judged. All panels include a representative from The Radio Network, and MediaWorks
The entries for each award are judged online by a panel of judges. A second judging panel plus a non-voting chairperson will be assembled for the Metropolitan Station of the Year Award. The Radio Industry Awards Committee also reserves the right to assemble a second round judging panel for any other award in which there was an indeterminate result.
The Radio Industry Awards Committee would like to thank all judges included in the Judging Academy for giving their time and expertise.