All DIGIES submissions are judged online against a rubric involving four categories. These are: artistic impact (intonation, creativity, emotion, characterization), composition and design, technical execution (sound quality, audio clarity, editing, effects), and integrity (ethical use of information).
Previous judges have included representatives from the following institutions:
- Genesee Valley Educational Partnership
- Duke University
- Rochester Institute of Technology
- SUNY Buffalo
- SUNY Geneseo
- Alfred State College
- Genesee Community College
- Hudson Valley Community College
- Wyoming Arts Council
as well as independent digital media artists.