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Author TedCorc  Date 13 Mar 10, 21:17  Views 2539
Description The Dos and Donts of Contest Judging, Compliments of Ted Corcoran DTM PIP
Category Contests  Type Information

The Dos and Donts of Contest Judging

Do turn up in time for briefing
Do familiarise yourself with the judging form
Do write contestants names from right to left in order of speaking
Do fold over ballot from RH side after scoring each contestant
Do judge performance against criteria in each category on ballot
Do allocate marks from the bottom up
Do total the marks after each speaker ends you wont have time later
Do avoid bias either positive or negative
Do decide 1st, 2nd, and 3rd on ballot
Do sign the ballot and tear off bottom piece and hand to counter

Dont stop listening to speaker
Dont let other people affect your judgement
Dont evaluate judge
Dont have ties on your ballot
Dont vote for the youngest/oldest/ prettiest/most attractive etc
Dont vote for your club member because he/she has never won anything
Dont vote down a speaker because you dont agree with his/her point of view
Dont be taken in by acting
Dont exclude a contestant because he/she is always winning
Dont let length of speech affect your judgement

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