The Islamic Speakers Bureauís Board of Directors carefully selected the six judges who made up the panel, including:†
- Ms. Lesley Grady - Sr. VP The Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta
- Mr. Kenny Blank - Executive Director - American Jewish Film Festival
- Mr. Doug Shipman - National Center for Civil and Human Rights
- Mr. Conrado Marion-Landais - Diversity and Inclusion at Georgia Power
- Ms. Azizah Kahera - Chief Operating Officer - Azizah Magazine
- Dr. Kathryn McClymond - Chair - Department of Religious Studies at GSU
Honorees were selected based on three criteria: leadership, impact, and contribution to the State of Georgia.