Generally, for these contests, a single judge will not be there. There may be 2 or 3 judges. Before the contest starts the three judges will meet and decide what are the points to be seen and what are the important points for which more marks are to be given. Then, the three will separately grade the participants. After the contest, they will find the top three persons based on the highest average mark they got.
Just before the lockdown declared, I was in my native place and the Telugu New year day was the day of the beginning of Lockdown. In that village, an association was conducting some competitions. I was called there as a judge. Elocution competition for high school students. The topic was given by the organisers. The points we considered there for selecting the best are the way of expression, relevance to the topic. the quality of the language and behaviour while talking. There were three judges including me and we gave points separately and then based on the average we have given the top two performers.
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Once the judges are selected, next comes the participants. Here each judge will be given similar criteria's as others and that they will not discuss while giving preferences. Once the competition is over the person who has chosen the judges has to collect the sheets and arrive at accumulated points to choose the winner. This procedure also includes the main judgement lying in the hands of the person who suggested the contest.
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