Each finalist is allocated a region based on their geography at time of submission. The regions are as follows:
Each Region will have approx. 34 finalists on the night from its constituent countries. Countries are not guaranteed an equal number of finalists.
In addition to the judges scores providing an absolute Winner and Highly Commended in each category, the finishing position of each individual finalist based on the aggregate scores of the judging faculty will carry a points scoring as follows: