Competitions

The following documents are for organisers, competitors and judges of competitions run under the auspices of the ABPA.
Please ensure you are using the latest version (date shown in brackets).

Document Format
Guidelines (currently under review)

 


Performance Competitions


Assessment  sheets



Bush Poetry (May, 2018).   .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . PDF MSWORD


Yarn Spinning (November 2016)    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . MSWORD
Rank Order Tally Sheets



Competition Category (October, 2016)    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . MSWORD EXCEL

Overall Champion (October, 2016) .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . MSWORD EXCEL
Sample Entry Form  (October, 2016)  .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . MSWORD
   


Written Competitions


Assessment  sheets



Adult (August, 2018)  .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . MSWORD

Child (June, 2014).    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . MSWORD

Children 7 Years and Under - Group (October, 2015)    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . MSWORD

Judge's Jotter (October, 2016)    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . MSWORD

Assesment Summary sheet (October, 2016)   .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . MSWORD
Rank Order Tally Sheets



Competition Category (June, 2014).    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . MSWORD EXCEL

Overall Champion (June, 2014) .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . MSWORD EXCEL
Sample Entry Form  (October, 2016)   .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    .    . MSWORD

 

 
Steps For Organising A Major Competition (PDF) - a guide by Brian Langley.
Tips for Written Competition Organisers (PDF) - by David Campbell

 

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Why use rank order tally rather than aggregate score?





Aggregate
Rank Order
Competitor Judge 1 Judge 2 Judge 3 Total Score Place
Judge 1 Judge 2 Judge 3 Total Place
Joe 75 70 51 196 3
1 1 7 9 1
Frank 70 66 52 188 5
2 3 6 11 3
Bill 68 68 53 189 4
3 2 5 10 2
James 67 64 54 185 7
4 5 4 13 5
William 66 65 55 186 6
5 4 3 12 4
Guy 55 50 92 197 2
6 7 2 15 7
John 53 53 98 204 1
7 6 1 14 6


In the above example Judges 1 and 2 scored the first 5 competitors fairly closely with the last two well behind. Judge 3 scored the last two competitors extremely high and the first five very low. This large variation by Judge 3 affected the placings so that the competitors that Judges 1 and 2 scored lowest actually come first and second in the competition, based on the aggregate scores.

Using the rank order system, the actual scores are irrelevant. Only the rankings count. In this case the competitors judged best by the majority of judges are the ones who achieve the best placings. The large variation of scores by Judge 3 do not affect the placings given by the majority of the judges. The competitor judged best by the most judges becomes the winner.

This makes the rank order tally system fairer for all competitors as it reflects the majority judgement (and usually audience expectations).