The European Lifestars Awards (ELAs) are the only life science industry awards ceremony to celebrate the regional industry demographic of the finalists, in addition to the companies and individuals contesting the categories. Aside from the individual winners and highly commended, the 21 countries eligible to take part will be allocated a place in 1 of 5 regions. Each region will contest the 2020 Region Champion Award at the end of the formal ceremony.
Each region is allocated countries that have the ability to support finalists in each of the 20 Award categories and in all cases share a similar industry demographic. Each region will have 34 finalists on the night from its constituent countries. Countries are not guaranteed an equal number of finalists, the strength of the individual finalist roster will dictate the geographical makeup of their region group. The finishing position of each individual finalist, and hence their representative region will carry a points scoring and it is these points that, tallied throughout the evening and, combined with the public vote, will determine the 2020 Region Champion.