Ingenious+ Judging Outline
Thank you for volunteering to judge the Ingenious+ submissions for (enter region).
- Once you’ve been assigned as a judge you will be sent a link to login/register?
- In the portal you can access the Dashboard tab and find a judges guide at the top of the portal.
- The submissions you have been assigned will be listed in the table. You can sort by scores or alphabetically. By default it will list the submissions in order of scores you’ve applied.
- You can only see your scores not others.
- Click on individual submission to see the information including category, title, questions and responses along with images and documents uploaded.
- Scoring is numerical only, numbers are limited to pre-set scoring range. The scoring criteria is listed in the portal for reference when reviewing.
- The notes field is mandatory and requires an entry.
- When the scoring is complete select “save my scores”
- Edits can be made until the administrator locks in the scores.
- After saving the score go back to the dashboard to select the next submission for judging.
- When you have finished scoring all submissions assigned to you logout by selecting the button at the side.
If you are having trouble accessing the site or the submissions you’ve been assigned to please contact Polina Bergman email@example.com.
All entries will be evaluated using the following evaluation criteria:
Problem or Opportunity Being Addressed – 5 points
- The entrant/team describes the problem they want to solve or the opportunity for improvement that they want to accomplish – why do this innovation project?
Solution – 15 points
- The entrant/team describes their innovation clearly and concisely – what exactly is the innovation?
Supporting documents or images help explain the innovation
- The entrant/team describes how the project is innovative relative to their community/market/potential users or beneficiaries – how is this new or improved, compared to what is already available to the users or beneficiaries?
Research Done – 5 points
- The entrant/team explains how they have conducted community/background/expert research throughout the design process
Expected Impact – 10 points
- The entrant/team clearly identifies the target users or beneficiaries of this innovation – who will use or benefit from this innovation? The entrant/team describes in concrete terms how the innovation will improve things for the target users or beneficiaries – how will this innovation be helpful or useful to them?
Feasibility of Implementing the Innovation – 10 points
- The entrant/team explains how this innovation can be, or has been, fully implemented for their intended users/put on the market. The entrant/team proposes appropriate solutions to overcome potential barriers to implementing their innovation
Collaboration – 5 points
- The entrant identifies collaborators and community partnerships who will support their work as they plan, build, test, and implement their innovation
The final evaluation will be done by 3-5 regional judges for the regional competitions. The judges will base their choice of the Competition recipients on the above-mentioned Judging Criteria. Judges will reach their decisions by consensus. All decisions of the judges at the regional level are final and binding. The judging scores for any entry will not be revealed.