Austin T. Brown High School Technical Communication Award Judge

Job Description

Committee affiliation: Education


A panel of professional scientists, educators, editors, and writers judge the entries for the Austin T. Brown High School Technical Communication Award. Each entry will be numerically rated using established judging criteria. The emphasis in the competition is more on clear and concise writing than on advanced scientific knowledge.

Judges will consider the overall quality of the student's writing, including presence of a coherent thesis; proper organization, including effective use of headings and subheadings; correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling; effective use of graphics; and proper use and documentation of reference materials and sources.

Each judge prepares detailed constructive feedback for each entry they judge.

Time Commitment

Screeners: 6-8 hours over a 2-week period in January
Judges: 6 hours on a Saturday in late January


If you are interested in serving the chapter as a volunteer, please fill in the Volunteer Signup form.

Last modified: February 17, 2016
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