Manage judging dashboard

Found under Judging > Manage judging in your Award Force account, the judging dashboard has been designed to provide a quick summary of your program's judging progress in an easy-to-read format, all on one page. 


From this destination you can view the number of entries included in a given judging stage, the number of judges participating, the round in which this judging is occurring, and the completion percentage across all selected judges.

Additionally, you can choose to configure a new judging stage via the Judging fast start link, add a new score set, populate new scoring criteria, configure new panels, set up new judging rounds, or create random or manual assignments. Let's take a closer look. 

Understanding the 'Manage judging' view

In the 'Manage judging' view, you'll see unique tiles dedicated to each stage of your judging configuration that is made up of several key components:

Score set name


First, you're presented with the name of your judging stage's score set. If you've configured this stage using the judging fast start, this will be the judging mode selected in the 'Mode' step. For Gallery and Voting modes, you will have assigned this name. For more information on score sets, see our guide: Configure score sets.


Number of entries

Screen_Shot_2021-09-23_at_12.57.16_PM_2.png Next, you'll see the total number of entries included in this judging stage. This number is inclusive of all judging panels associated with the score set. If you've configured this judging stage using the judging fast start, these are the entries selected in the 'Entries' step. 


Number of judges

Screen_Shot_2021-09-23_at_12.57.16_PM_3.png You are next shown the number of judges included in this judging stage. This value includes all judges paired with entries in the score set across all panels or random/manual assignments. These will be the users you've selected in the 'Judges' step of the judging fast start. 


Number of assignments

Screen_Shot_2021-09-23_at_12.57.16_PM_4.png The total number of assignments shown provides insight on the number of pairings that exist between your selected judges and the total number of entries included in the score set. Depending on your configuration, the number of assignments may not be the number of entries times the number of judges. 


Judging round

Screen_Shot_2021-09-23_at_12.57.16_PM_5.png The round associated with your judging stage is shown next. If you configured your judging stage using the judging fast start, this was created or selected in the 'Rounds' step. You can learn more about judging rounds here: Round configuration.


Judging progress

Screen_Shot_2021-09-23_at_12.57.16_PM_6.png Last but not least, the judging progress percentage reflects the total number of completed assignments within the judging stage. In the example shown, one judge has completed their assignment making up 20% of the total assignments for the score set.


Managing your configuration

To manage each of your judging stages, click on the overflow menu associated with that stage's card. 


  • Clicking Edit score set allows you to update the settings of the score set. You may want to do this to edit the name of the judging stage, toggle judge commenting on or off, update the fields your judges can see, and more. 
  • Selecting Leaderboard will navigate you to Judging > Leaderboard with this score set selected. Here, you'll see how entries compare to one another based on your judges' scores and decisions. 
  • The Panels option will take you to Settings > Judging > Panels with a filter applied for the selected score set. Here you can add or remove judges from the panel or even update which entries should be included. You can learn more about panels here: Create a judging panel.
  • Choosing Progress with take you to Judging > Progress with a filter applied for your selected score set. From this view you can see the list of judges participating in this judging stage alongside their number of total assignments, their number of completed assignments, and their percentage of completion. 
  • By clicking Scoring criteria, you're routed to Settings > Judging > Scoring criteria with a filter applied for your selected score set. Here you can align your criteria it to a specific field, edit the control your judges interact with, or add hint/help text for your judges. Learn more about scoring criteria in this guide: Scoring criteria
  • When you select Assignments, you're taken to Settings > Judging > Assignments. Here you're able to view a list of all judging assignments within your program with a filter applied for your selected score set. 

Configuring additional judging elements

Whether you need to create an entirely new review stage or add to one that already exists, you're able to do so quickly from the 'Manage judging' view by clicking on the links included on the page. 


Video overview

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