ContestPad judges can score entries by ranking entries from best to worst. The scores provided against each ranked entry is completely dependent on the position of the entry and the number of entries that are being ranking.

For example if 8 entries are assigned to be ranked, the highest ranked entry (ranking #1) will score the highest points being 8 (as there are 8 entries being ranked).

This means the score is the inverse to the ranking order. Taking above example scoes would be as follows:

Rank #1: Score: 8

Rank #2: Score: 7

Rank #3: Score: 6

Rank #4: Score: 5

Rank #5: Score: 4

Rank #6: Score: 3

Rank #7: Score: 2

Rank #8: Score: 1

To create a judging round with Ranking select "Ranking" in the Judging Type field.

You can now determine how to score the entry when multiple judges are scoring the same entry.

  • Sum: This will add together the scores from each judge for each entry

  • Average: This will average the scores across all judges for each entry

  • Average (only scores greater than zero): This will only average the scores as above but will include scores in the average which are greater than zero. This means entries that have not been judged will be excluded

Then there are multiple options that can be enabled:

  • Enable Judging Comments: Enable judges to enter overall comments with each entry

  • Enable auto start: If enabled then the round will automatically start and all judges will receive the email and have their judging portal activated once the start date and time is reached. This can only be used for dates and times in the future.

IMPORTANT: Ranking judging rounds cannot have entries added to them once they have started. This is because if entries were added the ranking of existing entries could change. Also ranking rounds cannot have entries allocated automatically.

Once these are configured you can then set the Start and End date that the round is to be active for judges.

You can then also assign the judges groups or individual users you would like assigned to the round.

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