Nominations are considered and voted on by the Voting Academy.
The Voting Academy comprises 25 to 30 members, of which the majority are former elite athletes, coaches and/or sports administrators (who may still be currently involved), and the remainder being current sports media.
The Academy votes in two phases: the first to select the category finalists - judging completed by 3pm Sunday 16th December 2018, and the second to select the category winners, and supreme Halberg Award winner - judging completed by 3pm Wednesday 16th January 2019.
Voting is by secret ballot and the result is unknown to Voting Academy members. The audit of the totalled votes is conducted by Deloitte.