Hello. The contest build period is nearly completed, and the testing phase will begin shortly. Every major contest we have a panel of judges, made up of regular members from the community who agreed to help out. This time is no different. Judges are needed! What is expected of a judge: (in short) To play every contest entry to a degree where you feel you can make a good review of it. The amount you decide to play on each map is irrelevant. Review all the maps, this means typing out some text where you motivate your scoring and opinions of the map. You're free to write as much as you want, but all that is required is a paragraph or two where you motivate your scores. Score all the maps in the 5 different categories. Each judge is asked to take extra care to judge all maps against a certain standard of their choosing (what standard is irrelevant, just as long as all maps are judged against the same one), and use all of the 1-10 range of scores to differentiate good from bad. Why do we need a judge panel? To make sure we have a steady base of complete votes with motivations/reasons behind them. I'm not good enough to be on some judge panel... We are not looking for professional reviewing, we just need dedicated people who want to help the community. I would like to receive as many judge applications as possible, and then leave it to me/staff to decide whether you're fit for the job! How do I apply? Send me (Ravidge) a forum PM! You only really need to say: "Hello, I would like to apply for a position on the contest judge panel" or similar, it's that easy.