Criteria for Selecting Judges
- Judges must not have any contact with or be any relation to students who may be competing in the category they are judging.
- ACT-SO judges are required to be degreed professionals or employed in the category that they are judging. Junior College or College Professors, professional architects, engineers, journalists, actors, painters, etc. are good candidates. Judges cannot be coaches, mentors, teachers or parents of students competing
- The same set of judges can judge relative categories if they are qualified, i.e., drawing and painting
- Prior to or during the competition, judges are not to instruct, advise or discuss scores with contestants relative to their performance/presentation.
The ACT-SO Columbia Competition will be held on Saturday, April 14th from 9:30am-12pm at South Carolina Science Academy (2015 Marion Street, Columbia).
To prepare for this year’s competition, we ask that ALL judges be at the school no later than 8:00am for our Judges Orientation.