New Ethos Jury Association (NEJA)
New Ethos films are evaluated by a team of specially select experienced and respected jurors who make up the New Ethos Jury Association (NEJA). This element ensures that films which bear the New Ethos Excellence LOGO will embody a reputation of prestige and trust, bringing a distinct market benefit to the filmmaker and a sense of confidence to consumers.
Composition of NEJA and New Ethos Particular Juries (NEPJ)
The NEJA is comprised of “core members” (also called the New Ethos Jury Committee) and "guest or expert" jurors. Each film evaluated for a LOGO award is assigned a NEPJ that will always include the core members and additional guest or expert jurors based on the film's its particular theme and genre (a human trafficking expert if the film's theme is on sex trafficking, or an Exorcist for a film on demonic possessions, for example).
1. CORE MEMEBERS: These are salaried full-time staff who maintain, develop, and help to expand the Jury Association (NEJA).
2. GUEST or EXPERT: These are part-time or volunteer jurors invited to participate and advise on each particular project being considered for the LOGO award.
Jury Selection Criteria
Each New Ethos Juror is chosen for their expertise in either the entertainment industry and/or principles of the Catholic faith and grasp of the New Ethos film election criteria (CORE MEMBERS). GUEST or EXPERT jurors need not necessarily be Catholic. New Ethos Jurors are chosen because they are especially respected and note worthy with their peers (The Church and Entertainment Industry) and the public at large.
New Ethos takes special care to ensure that the NEPJ for each entertainment media are comprised of “persons who are familiar with the technique of motion picture and at the same time, well grounded in principles of Catholic morality and doctrine.