This esteemed 'contest of elegance' is judged by national and international experts. Of the approximately 25 awards given out, one is judged and presented by thirteen Junior Judges, a group of 6th through 9th graders from various schools. These students also gain an understanding and appreciation for automotive history, the restoration process, and the mechanics of a non-profit event.
Over its first 10 years of existence, the Concours d'Elegance donated approximately 1.5 million dollars to Seattle Children's and Evergreen Hospitals. Nearly three hundred volunteers, most of whom return each year, make this event possible.