How to configure scoring criteria

Scoring criteria are required for VIP judging only. A scoring criterion is simply a numerical scoring device for judges with 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.

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

Configure scoring criteria

  1. Go to Settings > Judging > Scoring criteria
  2. Click New criterion
  3. Add a Label that will display to your judges
  4. Provide a Score title (maximum 32 characters), this is required
  5. Provide a Shortcode, this is used in summary tables and exports where space is limited— the full label may be too long and take up too much space
  6. Help text and Hint text are optional but can be used to give your judges context or instructions
  7. If you have multiple Score sets, select the one just created
  8. Give the scoring criteria a Maximum score
  9. Add a Weight value to the score--the weight is simply a multiplier that allows you to make one criteria worth more than another, even if they're scored out of the same value
    Example: criterion C and D are both scored out of five points. Criterion C has a weight of 1 while criterion D has a weight of 2. If both are given a perfect five, criterion C will total 5 points and criterion D will total to 10 points.
  10. 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
  11. In the event that you choose not to align your scoring criteria with a specific field, you should provide an Order value for the scoring criteria
    Note: 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.
  12. Select a Control type:
    • Select score, the default is a dropdown for choosing from the range of integer scores
    • Slider is a horizontal drag'n'drop control that is a more visual method of scoring and is in increments of one decimal place
    • Keyboard input allows judges to key in their score
  13. Finally, chose which Categories (all, or some) this scoring criteria should be used for
  14. Click Save when you've finished

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