Our Judges

Our esteemed judges consist of an array of industry leaders across Broadcast, Podcast, Media & Publishing, all with an interest and focus on True Crime. They will be asked to consider originality, production values, research, ethics and sensitivity, all whilst bringing their unique insight and expertise to the process.

Chancellor of Manchester University & Former Chief Crown Prosecutor
Commissioning Editor
Channel 5
Managing Partner
Free Turn
Film Maker & Author
Founder & Executive Producer
CrimeCon US
Chalk + Blade
SVP Creative and Brand, Executive Producer
International Literary Properties
CEO & Founder
Woodcut Media
Managing Director
What's The Story
Commissioning Editor and Head of Talent
A+E Networks UK
Investigative Crime Podcaster
Foul Play
Controller of Factual
Northern Editor and Crime Reporter
The Sunday Times
Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist / Media Commentator
Consultant Forensic Psychologist
Kerry Daynes
Head of News and Factual Podcasts, Global
Global Media & Entertainment
Head of Production
Message Heard
Journalist & Documentary Maker
Deputy Editor
Crime Monthly
Journalist and Broadcaster
Journalist, Broadcaster and Author
Former Detective Inspector & Author
Soho Studios Entertainment
Head of Podcasts
History Hit
Publishing Director, Blink and John Blake
Bonnier Books UK
Vice President, Content & Partnerships
Commissioning Executive
Warner Bros Discovery UK & Ireland
Executive Producer
Arrow Media
ITN Editorial Diversity Partner & Senior Correspondent
ITV News, London
Senior Producer
Founder & Managing Director
Whistledown Studios
Creative Director, Documentary Unit
BBC Studios
Executive Producer
VP of Content and Production
AMC Networks International UK
Managing Director
ITN Productions
Head of Acquisitions
Abacus Media Rights
CEO/ Creative Director
Transistor Films
& Broadcaster
Broadcaster & Producer
CEO & Founder
Message Heard
Head of Programme Strategy
SKY Crime
Deputy Chief Executive
Prison Radio Association
Head of Unscripted Development and Executive Editor, Documentary Channels.
Little Dot Studios