Judge (Performance, Documentary, Exhibit)
Work in teams of 2-4. Evaluate student projects on pre-determined criteria, interview students (suggested questions are provided), rank projects that will advance to the next level (either a run-off judging round, or the State Contest). Complete electronic evaluation forms for all projects, which will be e-mailed to students’ teachers.
- Average number of projects judged is 5 – 10.
- Estimated time commitment: 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (additional time may be required to complete your electronic evaluation forms, which can be done on campus in the computing lab, or at your home.) Training session provided on contest day.
Judge (Paper, Website)
Same duties as above, but you will receive the students’ papers or websites approximately 1-2 weeks in advance of the contest day. You should have the projects evaluated and discussed with your teammates (this is usually done via email) prior to arriving on contest day. At the contest, you will interview students, and rank projects.
For categories that have too many entries to judge at once, several judging teams are formed per category. The top entries from those teams move into the run-off judging round. Run-off judges only evaluate the projects themselves and do not interview students. Electronic evaluation forms for all projects must be completed, which will be e-mailed to students’ teachers.
- Average number of projects judged is 6– 9.
- Estimated time commitment: 12:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. (additional time may be required to complete your electronic evaluation forms, which can be done on campus in the computing lab, or at your home.) No training provided; experienced judges only.
Serve as gatekeeper for contest rooms, allowing only authorized people to be in the room at the appropriate times:
- Paper & Website categories – only student and judges may be in the room
- Performance & Documentary categories – audience permitted in the room. Do not allow people to enter once the performance or documentary has begun.
- Exhibit categories – Only judges are allowed in the exhibit area for the first part of the morning. When interviews begin, only the student(s) and judges may be in the area. Measuring of exhibit dimensions and conducting word counts may be requested by judges if entries are suspected of non-compliance with rules.
- Estimated time commitment: 7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and/or 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Training session provided on contest day.
Hand out packets to students and teachers as they check in. Instruct them to make a name tag for themselves. Answer questions about where they need to go and when. Sell T-shirts. Training session geared toward judges is provided which will help you get a sense of the flow of the day in order to answer questions.
- Estimated time commitment: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. One volunteer needed to stay and staff the table the entire day (until approximately 4:00 p.m.).
Help stuff contest packets, make last minute photocopies, etc.
- Estimated time commitment: any amount of time is appreciated on the two days prior to the contest, especially Friday (late afternoon/evening).
Packing of materials and bringing them to the Library. Sign removal from various campus buildings. Collapsing and moving of tables.
- Estimated time commitment: 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.
Assist students who come to the UW-Green Bay Library on a research field trip. Aid them in how to conduct research using archives materials, books, and online databases. Suggest alternate avenues of research or honing of their chosen topic. Assist with photocopying and scanning.
- Estimated time commitment: 3-4 hours. Research days are usually scheduled in December and January.