King’s and Queen’s A & S 2018 Entrant and Judges Agreements

Entrant Agreement

  • Thank you for sharing your work! The Kingdom and our Society are enriched by your passion and enthusiasm for your arts.
  • We ask that contestants try to be understanding of the limits of A&S judging in our society.
  • While the organizers of the competition will attempt to have one judge on your judging team who is knowledgeable about your art, please realize that this is not always possible. As a result, in your documentation and oral presentation, please be prepared to teach your judges, and help them understand what is special and unique about your project and processes.
  • It is not always possible to get as many judges as we would like to judge A&S competitions. As a result, judges are often under an enormous time pressures to assess all of the entries that they have been assigned, and they often cannot spend as much time as they might like, or need, with each entry. Please be understanding of these conditions.
  • You are entering this competition to be judged, which means that you will be receiving critical feedback and suggestions about how you can improve your work. Please be prepared to receive this feedback with an open mind and please be willing to learn from it.
  • While this is a competition, our focus as artisans should always be on learning and personal growth. As a result, our goal is to provide entrants with feedback from their judges during the event. If you have questions or concerns about your feedback, please discuss this with your judges, or contact the Kingdom MOAS at the event itself, or as soon as possible after the event.
  • If you have an issue with an aspect of the competition, including judging, you are expected to talk to the Kingdom MOAS at the event itself, or as soon as possible after the event. If you do not inform us of a problem, you deny us the opportunity to attempt to fix the issue or make amends.

Judging Agreement

  • Thank you for judging. Your hard work is appreciated by the organizers of the event, and entrants alike. We could not run this competition without your help.
  • By volunteering to Judge, you are agreeing to arrive at the event in time to attend the judges meeting prior to the start of the competition and to stay for judging throughout the day. We also ask that you make every effort to attend the post competition judges roundtable.
  • Please do not give any feedback to entrants that you would not want to get as a recipient.  Please do your best to respect your entrants feelings, and respect the hard work they have spent much time preparing.
  • Constructive criticism is important, but must be appropriately conveyed. If you have questions about how best to construct your feedback, please talk to the Kingdom MOAS for assistance..
  • Please talk with your entrants and then read the documentation provided. You may ask follow up of questions of your entrants as needed after reading their documentation. We ask that you read both the summary document, and the primary documentation (6 pages maximum) in their entirety.
  • Judges are required to provide their name and contact information to entrants on the feedback form, so that entrants may follow up with questions after the event.
  • Judges are expected to recuse themselves if they have a conflict of interest with an entrant, positive or negative.
  • Please check your perceptions of an individual at the door. The body of work presented should be the only consideration today. Work not present on the table should not be considered for judging today.
  • If you have questions about the work that your judging team cannot answer, please ask MOAS for help and he will attempt to find an appropriate and knowledgeable person present at the event for your team to consult with. If you know of an appropriate expert at the event, you may ask for their input if time allows.