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SELECTION AND JUDGING

The RISE Awards brings together you – the porn fan or producer – and the most knowledgeable team in porn site reviewing, RabbitsReviews. The voting process is intense and one of the most involved that we've ever heard of. Here's how it goes down:

JANUARY

We spend the year reviewing as many new XXX sites as we can find – usually just over 1,000 per year.

NOVEMBER

We begin discussions on which new categories to consider, look at areas we haven't previously covered, and decide which categories to include from previous years.

DECEMBER

We post banners on RabbitsReviews asking our readers to nominate the sites they'd like to see win a RISE award. We also write to the websites to ensure they've submitted any new sites they'd like considered that haven't yet been reviewed by our team.

JANUARY

Nominations close and the real work begins. We ask sites to submit the three best scenes from their nominated site so we can have them ready for viewing when judging begins. If they fail to submit them, we choose them ourselves.

We then take our staff of senior writers and editors (five or more are always present) and put them in a room for a week. Unlike on RabbitsReviews, what makes a winning site isn't determined by set criteria. A site won't win because it has the highest-quality picture resolution or the largest porn collection. What will make a site stand out is if it has content fitting the required category in the eyes of the majority of our judging panel.

We follow a strict procedure, but every judge in the room is told to vote using 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 performers.
  • We open the table up to opinions, get into a fight or two over what the essence of that particular category actually is, and then open up the voting.
  • You'd be hard pressed to find a more thorough and open voting procedure when it comes to porn awards. If you're a fan of our reviews, you'll love the winners we choose!