Judging The Entries
Every effort will be made to evaluate tasks impartially and separately; all entries are identified with a randomly assigned team number. Judges will not know from which schools the entries came from. A common rubric is used.
A highly qualified group of judges will evaluate every task of the competition, separately. The averaged score of the separate evaluations from various judges determines each team's score. A perfect score for all of the activities on the day of the competition, would be 100 points. Clear and complete sentences, with correct grammar and spelling can make a difference! In the event of a tie, clear written communication (spelling, grammar, completeness, and clarity) will determine winners.
Please note that there is a stiff penalty of 1 deducted point per late minute for submission. In all cases, your team should complete the competition well before the 11:59 AM deadline on the day of the competition. Any submissions that are more than 30 minutes late will NOT be judged.
While every effort will be made to resolve unforeseen problems, the 100% volunteer organizers of this event reserve the right to make a final decision regarding any appeal for the sake of closure, expediency, and economy. This is clearly described on the registration application.
Results of the competition will be announced on the main page of this website. The specific results of your own team and its comparative ranking with all competing schools will be emailed, upon request, to your Team Coach after the judging has been completed, as described in the calendar. There will be no identification of schools by name; instead, the top 5 high schools will be announced and identified. You will be able to evaluate how well your team did with a table of all ranked teams using assigned team numbers as identifiers.