Information for Judges
12 September 2017
|Competition Entrants||Opening of the WDCB 2017-2018 Technical Communication Competition.|
12 September to
18 November 2017
|Entries Manager||The Entries Manager verifies that all entries have followed the guidelines and have the correct payment attached. The Entries Manager adds each entry into the entries database.|
18 November 2017
|Competition Entrants||Deadline for entries Entries must be received by 7:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (U.S.).|
18 November to
30 November 2017
|Judging Manager||Preparation for Sorting Day: The Judging Manager assigns judges to category groups (teams), selects a Lead Judge for each team, and allocates validated entries to judging teams.|
1 December 2017
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
|Judging Manager and sorting volunteers||Sorting Day: Volunteers help put packages together for the judging teams.
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
5375 Duke Street Apt 113
Alexandria VA 22304
2 December 2017
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
|Judging Manager, Lead Judges, Team Judges, Entries Manager, Competition Manager||Entries Pick-Up and Judges' Training meeting: The first Judges Meeting is held to hand over the entries and judging materials. All judges meet and discuss the guidelines for judging. Lead Judges distribute entries and judging materials to Team Judges. All entries are judged by the individual judges during the time between this meeting and the consensus meeting.
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Silver Spring Library
900 Wayne Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20910
URL: Silver Spring Library Information
Map and Directions: Directions to the Silver Spring Library.
Tavia Record, Competition Manager
If you are unable to attend, please let Ann Ray know as soon as possible.
13 January 2018
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
|Lead Judges and Team Judges||Consensus Meeting: Judges discuss their comments with their team members to determine the final ratings of each entry (Distinguished, Excellence, Merit, or no award). Lead Judges and Team Judges then choose the Best of Category for each of their categories.
Time: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Arlington Central Library
1015 N Quincy St
Arlington VA 22201
Map and Directions: Directions to the Arlington Central Library.
Parking: Parking is free on weekends and the library is walking distance from two Metro stations on the Orange line. Virginia Square station is 0.19 miles away and Ballston station is 0.25 miles away. Central Library has a 5-Minute Drop Off area in front of the Library on North Quincy St. Free 2-hour parking is available in the parking garage and surface lots near Central Library. Library patrons can request an extended parking pass from the Reference Desk. Parking passes are not necessary on the weekends.
Metrorail: Balston-MU on the Orange and Silver lines
Virginia Square on the Orange and Silver lines
(For all Metro stations, see the Metrorail Stations page. For a map of the station and surrounding neighborhood, click on the PDF in the Entrances / Evacuation Maps box. For the full Metro system of lines, see the Metrorail map.)
Ann Ray, Judging Manager
13 or 14 January 2018
4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
|Best of Show Judges||Best of Show: Best of Show Judges determine the Best of Show for the entire competition.
Time: 4:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, 15 March 2018
6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
|All judges, competition committee, winners, and guests||Awards Celebration for all judges, competition committee, winners, and guests. Awards Celebration event details will be posted on the WDCB Events & News website
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
4948 Fairmont Ave
Bethesda MD 20814
(Map and directions)
If you'd like to participate in judging the competition, complete the Judging Application form, or contact the Judging Manager, with a message describing your experience in using or producing technical publications, judging or participating in other technical communication competitions, and your available computer resources.