At the annual Adelaide Model Railway Exhibition there are two main awards:
One by popular vote by the public and
One voted by a group of judges
Its not very often that the one layout wins both but sometimes the winner of one is 2nd or 3rd in the other category. Last time (2019) I think the popular vote may have gone to the Lego layout - it certainly polled well if my memory serves me right but it wouldn't have got any placing by the judges!
My fictious home layout (still very much under development scenically) fits the category that Tony Gee likes to operate a