How to configure Scoring Criteria

Scoring criteria are required for VIP judging only. A scoring criterion is simply a question that you pose to the judge, to which they can apply a score. Each scoring criterion created is directly linked to a score set. All scoring criteria associated with a score set will together result in a total score.

For example, criterion A is worth 10 points and criterion B is worth 30. Both criteria are associated with a score set called "Round 1 Judging", therefore the maximum possible score for Round 1 Judging is 40.

  1. Go to Judging > Scoring critera
  2. Create a New criterion
  3. Provide a Score title (maximum 32 characters), this is required
  4. Provide a Shortcode, this is used in summary tables and exports where space is limited— the full score title may be too long and take up too much space
  5. The Label, Help text and Hint text are all optional
  6. If you have multiple Score sets, select the one just created
  7. Give the scoring criteria a Maximum score, the default 10 is a good option
  8. The Weight value adjusts the contribution of this scoring criterion to the total score. The default weight of 1 makes no adjustment to the score. Weighted scores are calculated as score multiplied by weight.
  9. If the scoring criteria you're creating should be displayed alongside a specific entry field, select the entry field from the Align this score with a field, otherwise it is simply positioned at the end of the entry
  10. Provide an Order for the scoring criteria, this simply controls the placement of the scoring criteria on screen for the judge, in score matrix and in exports. It is optional but advisable to use so you have control of its sequence. 
  11. Select a Control type: Select score, the default is a dropdown for choosing from the range of integer scores; or Slider is a horizontal drag'n'drop control that is a more visual method of scoring and is in increments of one decimal place.
  12. Finally, chose which Categories (all, or some) this scoring criteria should be used for

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