It’s that time of the year again. The siren’s call of the ENnies has been sounded and the question goes out; who will answer? Do you think you have what it takes to be an ENnies judge? Do you have the fortitude to stand up against the barrage of RPG products, the reflexes to navigate the plethora of text and toys, and the will to emerge with the finest goods produced during the year? If so, then this is a great opportunity for you!
Starting on July 1, 2011, people will be able to throw their hats into the ring and nominate themselves. The last day for nominating will be July 10, so you’ll have plenty of time to make your decision.
Voting for the judges will take place alongside voting for products and the winners will be announced at the ENnie Awards ceremony on August 5, 2011. Keep any eye out for my next post with a link to the form.
If you want more information about the current judges, please visit the judges page at the top of the screen. Also, all current judges will be following this post, so feel free to ask questions of them.
If you are thinking about running, here’s a list of criteria you’ll need to remember. All judges must:
If you have a relationship with a publisher, even as a playtester, it is important that you notify the ENnies board of this so that we may determine whether you are eligible to seek a judge position. In cases of a rule violation, conflict of interest, misrepresentation, or other factor(s) detrimental to the awards, the Board of Directors retains the right to alter the composition of the judging panel at any time.
Physical location is irrelevant – so long as you can accept packages year-round.
When you apply, you will be expected to fill out a questionnaire to help people best gauge how well they think you’ll work as a judge. Here are a few sample questions:
If you want to run, here is what is expected of you. All judges shall:
And, besides being able to say “I’m an ENnies Judge!” what else do you get? Judges: