Competition Schedule for Judges

Information for Judges

Judge's Schedule of Events

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The first column shows the date and the second column describes the event details.

Date Who Participates Event
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.
27 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.



Lloyd Thompson-Taylor
5375 Duke Street Apt 113
Alexandria VA  22304

Lloyd Thompson-Taylor, Entries Manager
E-mail: entries manager
Phone: 202-505-6869

2 December 2017
1:30 p.m. to 3:30 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: 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.



Arlington Central Library
2nd Floor Meeting Room
1015 N Quincy St
Arlington VA 22201
Voice: 703-228-5990
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
E-mail: judging manager


Tavia Record, Competition Manager
E-mail: competition manager


If you are unable to attend, please let Ann Ray know as soon as possible.

to be announced
to be announced
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: to be announced
A light lunch will be provided.



to be announced

If you are unable to attend, please let the Judging Manager know as soon as possible.

Ann Ray, Judging Manager
E-mail: judging manager

to be announced
to be announced
Best of Show Judges Best of Show: Best of Show Judges determine the Best of Show for the entire competition.


Time: to be announced

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.



Positano Ristorante
4948 Fairmont Ave
Bethesda MD  20814
Phone: 301-654-1717
(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.

E-mail: Judging Manager, Ann Ray, at judging manager

Last modified: November 9, 2017
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