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If you would like to be a judge for a future Udderly Amazing New Shop Contest or the New Shop Contests at Handmade Teddy Bears and Raggedies, please email me and let me know.
What I require is that you are willing to promote the contest. That means the following minimum amount of blog posts and/or tweets:
- during the week before the contest;
- within the first couple days of the start of the contest;
- during the second week of the contest;
- during the third week of the contest;
- and to announce and congratulate the winner.
The above will give the entrants, as well as the winners, some exposure on your blog. The whole point of these contests is to help newcomers to the scene with marketing and recognition. We all need a helping hand!
If you're too busy to do the above, then you're too busy to judge the contest, yet reap the exposure for being a judge. The entrants need to know that you're at least willing to support them by taking your duties seriously. Blogging about the contest shows that, and it also shows that you will take the time to seriously consider those entrants who make it to the judging round. Supporting the contest in this way is not only fair to them, but also to the other judges who take their duties seriously, as well as to the integrity of this contest.
If any of the judges cannot fulfill the above duties, they will immediately be replaced by an alternate judge (unless they previously notified me, and we can see if we can work something out).
I also require a small bio so I can spotlight you. If you want me to use the bio in your profile, just let me know, and I'll use that instead.