Judging/Judging Forms

iGEM 2015 Judging Form

Judging Forms allow you and your team to communicate your achievements with the judges. When judges evaluate your team, they will look at your wiki, see your presentation and come visit you at your poster. But judges have many wikis to evaluate and sometimes pages can be hard to find. They also might not know which of your parts is the best one, the one they should evaluate for the "Best New Basic Part" or "Best New Composite Part" award.

The judging form allows you to communicate this information to the Judges so they don't miss the most important pages on your wiki and your best parts. Judging forms are based on medal criteria, so make sure you have met the medal criteria for your specific track. Please note that unless you're participating in a New Track, your medal requirements are based on the medal criteria for all teams.

New to judging forms in 2015

We are introducing a change to judging forms in 2015. Last year, we allowed teams to add links to relevant pages in their judging forms. Where teams used a web package that does not allow the creation of urls (such as boomerang), teams could not put links into the judging form. This caused the judging form to fail for these teams and for the judges to not be able to evaluate all areas of the teams project.

To help teams know which pages the judges will evaluate and to help the judges find those pages, we will provide links to fixed pages on your wiki that the judges will see in the judging form. These pages are called Standard Pages.

These pages will help avoid broken links and allow us to use software to calculate the number of characters on the page. Using these calculations and the 150 word description on the judging form will inform judges if they should look at your page and consequently, evaluate your team for an award.

New Track Medal Criteria

New Track teams are evaluated in a slightly different way to regular teams. Software teams might not make parts, for example, so it would not be fair to evaluate them according to the same criteria. New Tracks will have different criteria and different evaluation and medal criteria. If your team is in a new track, your medal criteria can be found here:

  1. Art & Design
  2. Community Labs
  3. Hardware
  4. High School
  5. Measurement
  6. Policy & Practices
  7. Software

Judging Form Deadlines

We will open the judging forms earlier than in previous years, but the exact date is still to be determined. They must be completed by the 18th of September.

Judging Form links

You can access your judging form here. The form will be available about the 7th of October. The 2015 versions will be displayed soon.