Judging FAQs

How can I be a BIG Idea competition judge?

The competition requires a large number of volunteer judges as each entry is judged by three separate people to determine the top scoring finalists. Judges are asked to score the entry using a score card and provide comments. To be a judge, just email your interest to kelly@growsd.org and you will be sent an invitation link to create your judging account!

What is the timeframe for BIG Idea judging?

The judging takes place during the first week of November each year and is done completely online. In most cases, the judging should take no more than 2 hours time and does not have to be done all at once.

What is the process for the BIG Idea judging?

Once a judge has created an account, they are assigned entries to judge which they access through a judging website. The judges are provided with a scoresheet to complete online with each entry. Examples of the scoresheet and past judged entries are available at the judging website.