When configuring a score set for VIP judging configuration, you will be prompted to select whether the final score will be calculated by Sum or Mean.

Put simply, Sum calculation is the total of all criteria together. Mean calculation takes things one step further by dividing the total by the number of criteria. To better illustrate this, check out the example below.

**Example**

Sum |
Mean |

Criteria 1: 5/10 points |
Criteria 1: 5/10 points |

Criteria 2: 7/10 points |
Criteria 2: 7/10 points |

Criteria 3: 9/10 points |
Criteria 3: 9/10 points |

Total score = 21/30 points |
Total score = 7/10 points |

Formula: (5 + 7 + 9 = 21) |
Formula: (5 + 7 + 9 = 21 / 3 criteria = 7) |

The same calculations can also be applied to criteria with differing weights.

Sum and Mean calculations do not affect the Leaderboard.

The Leaderboard will always show the average score of each entry — it's the 'score out of' part which changes.

With Sum, it will be out of the** total of all criteria**

With Mean, it will be out of the **average of all criteria**

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