Trial Day, February 18, 2017
Challenge Day Set Up, March 10, 2017
Challenge Day, March 11, 2017
A Mission Judge will need to attend a one hour training presentation on Trial Day
as well as about two hours familiarizing themselves with the course they will judge.
On Challenge Day, a Mission Judge will spend the day timing, scoring, and judging
competitors on a course. Accurate scoring and impartial judging of achievement of
specific course milestones are key to a successful event. Judges will need to ensure
students have clear access to the course and reset some elements of the course between
competitors' runs. Approximately 10 hours of total time investment.
A Team Presentation Judge will spend approximately six hours listening, observing
and writing constructive comments about presentations given by student teams. Judges
will be looking for organization, content, participation by team members, and quality/appearance
A Team Interview Judge will spend approximately 4 hours "interviewing" Beginner II
team members. Teams will be provided a list of "possible" questions ahead of time.
During the Interview, judges will randomly choose 5 questions to ask team members.
Judges will be looking for team work, process thinking (how did they go about solving
their challenges), and more.
A Team Display Judge will spend approximately four hours reviewing and critiquing
Team Displays that highlight the team's "journey" preparing for the Challenge. Judges
will be looking for organization, creativity, "personality", and quality.
A Team Notebook Judge will spend approximately four hours reviewing and critiquing
Team Notebooks. The teams are asked to document their experiences preparing for the
Challenge. Judges will be looking for organization, content, team contribution, and
The students, coaches, and the Challenge Coordinators appreciate your willingness
to volunteer for this event.