Help me solve problems with a peer judging contest!
December 17, 2009 7:07 AM Subscribe
Help me devise a peer judging system for a contest that will contain approximately 135 members, give or take a few.
-The event will last five hours with a short break for lunch.
-The presenters are required to be at their exhibits except for the short lunch break and the time they spend judging others' exhibits, at which time those "others" must be present to explain their exhibit.
-The event must have peer judging. Other forms of judging cannot be substituted.
Last year the event was rigidly structured beforehand. Each registrant was assigned to rate 11 other exhibits which were predetermined, spending ten minutes at each exhibit. However, this caused a myriad of problems because on the day of the event people who were not registered showed up with exhibits and some did not show up all, throwing the entire system out of whack.
Scoring was based on three fields. In these three fields, peer judges would rate the exhibits they saw from 1-11 and the exhibits' overall score was taken from everyone's rating of it.
Assigning numbers and creating a system on the day of the event has been considered too problematic given the amount of other activities going on.
Does anyone have a creative solution to this problem? If you need any other information, just ask! The problem isn't so much the scoring system as making sure the judging assignments are doled out in an efficient manner before the day of the event.