The New Hampshire FIRST LEGO League state championship was on December 3. I was the lead technical judge. To accelerate the judging process, we have 5 teams of two judges that each see 10 teams. At the end of the morning, the judge pairs must meet and merge are results into a master list. This is very hard to do because judging is subjective and each team can score as hard or as easy as they want. Numerical scores are useless. We must go over the top teams and discuss each one to properly merge the results. But at the end of the day, I think we did a great job and rewarded very deserving teams with gorgeous trophies made of LEGO.
If you are not aware of FIRST LEGO League, you should go check them out at http://www.firstlegoleague.org/