Scoring criteria

 

When using VIP judging mode you will need to create scoring criteria. These are the criteria which your judges will use to assess entries and enter a score. You can have as many or as few as you want and criteria can be specific to categories and fields. They can also have different weightings. For instance, one criteria might be worth twice as much as another.

To create scoring criteria go to Judging > Scoring criteria and click the New criterion button. There are several configuration options including the type of control you'd like your judges to use, the weightings for each criterion, and even the number of decimal places you'd like to have for each score. We'll go through some of these options below.

Controls

Controls are how your judges will score. There are three options to choose from - Select, Slider, and Keyboard input.

Select

The select control uses a drop-down menu from which judges can select their score. We recommend this control as most judges find it the easiest to use.

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Slider

The slider is a sliding scale and judges will need to move the circle into the correct position.

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Keyboard input

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The keyboard input control lets judges enter their score using a keyboard. This is great for when you require a score with decimals.

Categories and fields

Scores can be assigned to specific categories and fields.

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Important: If you align a scoring criteria with a field which doesn't apply to all categories, it will not be visible to the judges (since it does not exist in the entry). This means the entry will not be considered 'Complete' even though the judges have scored all visible criteria.

If you choose to align the score with a field it will appear to the right of the field:

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If the scoring criteria are not aligned to any fields they'll appear at the bottom of the entry:

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Weightings

You can give scoring criteria different weightings. For example, let's say you want to create three scoring criteria - Creativity, Function, and Usability - but you'd like to give Usability twice as much weight as the other two criteria. In this example the breakdown of weightings is as follows:

Creativity 25%
Function 25%
Usability 50%

To create this example you'd give Creativity and Function a weight of 0.25 and Usability a weight of .50.

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Each criteria can have a maximum and a minimum score. If the maximum score is ten then judges will give a score out of ten. If the maximum is five then judges will give a score out of five.

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