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Judging Criteria

Judge Selection
Judges will be selected from interested faculty and staff with a priority given to those with relevant areas of expertise and academic or professional background.

Categories
Entries will be submitted into one of the following three categories:

  • Research
  • Campus Projects
  • Creative/Artistic

Prizes
Judges will be awarding a single $100 cash prize in each of the three categories, and a fourth $100 prize will be awarded by popular vote.

Criteria
Entries will be judged on a scale of 0-5 (see Scoring Key) in six (6) areas (see Judging Prompts).
Judges will be given the opportunity to provide commentary as well.

Judging Prompts

  1. Project materials and/or presenter clearly illustrate the reasoning behind and importance of the project, related to sustainability.
  2. Project materials and/or presenter demonstrate knowledge and background of research within a specific field or discipline related to sustainability.
  3. Project materials delineate the scientific method utilized to conduct research, including the following elements: research question, methodology, analysis, and discussion of results.
  4. Research seems vital and significant to advancing sustainability.
  5. Visual aids are clear, relevant, and easy to understand; graphs/data/tables are integrated with text, explanation, and other elements.
  6. The presenter is articulate, confident in their subject knowledge, professionally attired, invites dialogue, and responds questions thoroughly and thoughtfully.

  1. Project materials and/or presenter clearly illustrate the reasoning behind and importance of the project.
  2. Project materials and/or presenter demonstrate knowledge and background research on relevance and applicability of this project to the U of I campus.
  3. Visual aids are clear, relevant, and easy to understand; graphs/data/tables are integrated with text, explanation, and other elements.
  4. Project has the potential to improve sustainability practices and/or education at U of I in specific and measurable ways.
  5. Project has the potential to have a lasting impact in the campus community.
  6. Presenter is articulate, confident in their subject knowledge, professionally attired, invites dialogue, and responds questions thoroughly and thoughtfully.

  1. The piece and/or presenter clearly articulates inspiration and purpose, related to sustainability.
  2. The piece uses an appropriate medium or method to communicate the main idea, capture the inspiration, or address a specific issue.
  3. The work is unique and distinct; the spirit of the work is clearly individual and original.
  4. The piece invites the community to reflect on an idea/theme related to sustainability.
  5. Visual elements of the presentation are clear, relevant and easy to understand.
  6. Presenter is articulate, confident in their subject knowledge, professionally attired, invites dialogue and responds questions thoroughly and thoughtfully.

Scoring Key

  • 0—Missing
  • 1—Poor
  • 2—Satisfactory
  • 3—Good
  • 4—Very Good
  • 5—Exemplary

UI Sustainability Center

Physical Address:
Student Office Shoup 105
Staff Office 328, 330
Moscow Campus

Phone: 208-885-0125

Email: uisc@uidaho.edu

Web: Sustainability Center