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). 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. 

What is the timeline for judging the competition?

Judges will be notified of selection by early April. The judging panel will receive a draft of the case and evaluative rubric in mid-March and have one month to provide feedback. The competition will occur on June 3, 2023 and the judging panel will receive cases by June 5, 2023. Judges will have one month to review the submissions and assess them based on the rubric provided. There will be a final judging session in late June to deliberate on any cases, if necessary. This final judging session will be scheduled based on the availability of judges. 

How do I sign up to judge the competition?

Registration for judges will open in February and close in March. More information will be provided in early 2023.

What is the time commitment for judges?

We anticipate judges will spend roughly 20-30 hours reviewing the case 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 1, 2023

Judging sign-up deadline: March 1, 2023

Receive a draft of the case and rubric: March 15, 2023

Provide feedback on the case and rubric: April 15, 2023

Competition day: June 3, 2023

Judging completed: July 7, 2023

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 at a later date.