When we are judging it sometimes feels like we need an explanation of the criteria. Well, there is a very handy explanation just on the reverse of the form (assuming it was printed correctly). However, even that seems inadequate sometimes and further explanation or more to the point, simplification is needed. It would also be nice to have somewhere to take notes on each contestant.
Here are some ‘help sheets’ which can be used during contest. Use one per contestant and then use this to transfer the score to your official judging sheet – make sure you sign this one!
These help sheets were originally produced by Teresa Dukes.
Remember, the only objective in Judging is to find a winner and doing so fairly and based on the criteria NOT personal feelings about the speech subject or the speaker is essential.