Information for SECC Judges

Who can judge the competition?

We are seeking people experienced in evaluation to judge the case submissions who are interested in supporting young and emerging evaluators. Ideally, judges will have at least four years of experience working in or around evaluation (e.g., evaluators, evaluation supervisors, evaluation funders, evaluation instructors). We welcome judges from a wide variety of disciplines, sectors, intellectual backgrounds, and personal backgrounds. Judges will be interested in helping support young and emerging evaluators through providing critical and supportive feedback to student teams to help them develop their evaluation skills. 

How do I sign up to judge the competition?

People interested in judging can sign up to judge the competition in spring. 

What is the time commitment for judges?

We anticipate judges will spend roughly 20-30 hours rpreparing for judging before the competition, judging submissions, and providing feedback/assessments back to student teams. However, the hours will depend on the number of teams and number of judges solicited for the competition. 

Important dates for judges:

Judging sign-up opens: February 2024

Judging sign-up deadline: Friday, March 1, 2024

Judging orientation and preparation: March 2024

Competition day: Saturday, April 13, 2024

Judging process: April-June

Judging deliberation (if needed): TBD through judge scheduling

What do judges receive?

Judges will receive recognition and discount conference registration for the upcoming AEA conference. More information will be provided on compensation in the summer.