The RISE Awards involve you, the porn fan or producer, the largest and most knowledgeable team in porn site reviews, RabbitsReviews, and the most intensive voting process of any porn awards we've heard of. Here's how the process unfolds...
We spend the whole year reviewing as many new sites as we can find--usually just over 1,000 new ones per year.
We begin discussions on what new categories should be considered for the awards. We look at areas we haven't previously covered as well as which categories we'll include again, either because they weren't covered the previous year or because they were and should be included again.
We post banners on RabbitsReviews asking readers to nominate sites. We also write to website producers to ensure they've submitted any new sites they'd like considered that we haven't reviewed yet.
Nominations close and the real work begins. We ask site owners to submit the three best scenes for any nominated site so that they are included when judging begins. If they fail to submit three scenes, we pick for them under the time constraints we have for our judging.
We then take our staff of senior writers and editors (five or more are always seated) and put them in a room for a week. Unlike on RabbitsReviews, what makes a winning site here isn't determined by set criteria. A site won't win because it has the highest quality picture resolution or the most videos. What will win is a site that has content fitting the required category perfectly in the eyes of the majority of our judges. We follow a procedure but every judge in the room is told to vote by their experience and overall feeling for a site. We go through each submission in detail and do the following:
- Watch three or more videos from each site (picture sites are done through picture sets) to get a feel for the shooting style and models
- We open the table up to opinions, get into a fight or two over what the essence of that particular category actually is, then open up the voting.
You'd be hard pressed to find a more thorough and open voting process when it comes to porn awards. If you generally like our reviews, you should love the winners we choose!