Configure comments for judges

 
Starter plan includes VIP judging only. Plus plan has VIP judging as well as Voting. Comments can be configured on both modes.

Which judging modes support comments?

Your program may require judges to make comments on entries. This option is available on all judging modes:

  • Qualifying
  • Top pick
  • VIP judging
  • Voting
  • Gallery

Note: By default comments are not shown to Entrants, however, this can be configured in the form of a Feedback round. This applies to all Entrants and is not selective to some.

Configure judging comments

Judges can leave a comment(s) in two ways:

  • Overall comment on the entry. This option is available on all judging modes.
  • Comment on individual scoring criteria. This option is available in VIP Judging.

1. To enable judges to leave a comment(s) on the overall entry using a comment box at the bottom of the page: 

  1. Go to Judging > Score sets
  2. Click on the Score set name
  3. Go to the Display tab, under Commenting, check the Registered users can comment box
  4. Click Save

You can also select Comment on entry required which will make comments on each entry mandatory before judging is considered complete.

2. To enable judges to leave a comment(s) on every scoring criteria:  

  1. Go to Judging > Score sets
  2. Click on the Score set name
  3. Go to the Display tab, under Commenting, check the Comments on individual scores invited box (this will display a comment box for each scoring criteria)  
  4. Click Save

You can also select Comment on individual scores required which will make comments on scoring criteria mandatory before judging is considered complete.

Note: When judges are scoring, there is an autosave about every 2-3 seconds. If a judge clicks Save + next before completing the required comment, a message will appear reminding them a comment is required but will still allow them to continue scoring other entries and save their scores.

Display (share) judging comments between judges

If you want judges to be able to see each others’ comments:

  1. Go to Judging > Score sets
  2. Click on the Score set you want to edit
  3. Go to the Display tab, under Commenting, check the Users can see each other’s comments on this score set box.
  4. Click Save

Display comments on feedback view

  1. Go to Judging > Score sets
  2. Click on the Score set you want to edit
  3. Go to the Display tab, under Commenting, check the Display comments on feedback view box
  4. Configure a Feedback round to see how this appears to entrants.

Download judging comments

By default, only the Program Manager can download the judges comments via the Leaderboard.

  1. Go to Leaderboard > Export
  2. Choose an option to download the export Scores + comments in either Excel or CSV file
  3. Your export file will be sent to your email with a link to the file when it’s ready, and may take a few minutes with large exports
  4. The Excel/CSV sheet will have a row for each judge and their comments and scores per entry

Read more about Exports