The STC Toronto judging team descended on Front Runner, whose offices hosted the judging day, on January 10th. Each team of three judges had two or, rarely, three entries to judge.
The entries could be for technical publications (in one of many catergories) or the parallel online tech pubs competition. And each entry was judged by three judges. We all had a chance to evaluate the entries in advance, using detailed guides that instructed us to consider each aspect of an entry and assign a score to that aspect. So the judging day was mostly for discussing the entries and selecting a concensus score for each aspect.On my team the opinions were fairly close so there was little angst about choosing a score that we all felt fair.
It took several hours but finally all the scores were harmonized among the teams of judges for each entry. A good job well done.