Info for Texan Judges

Thank you, TAMIO judges, for volunteering to judge our contest entries again this year. We can't say enough about how much we appreciate your efforts. 

If you're curious, you can check out our Contest Rules for further information about how our entries are ranked, including how tie scores are handled.

Judges should take into account both the professionalism and quality of the entry, and the challenges of producing the entry—the amount of time available between idea and product, budget constraints, available staff time to carry out the project, and so on. 

If a particular category has any special instructions, you'll see them on the judging form for that category.

Judging Minnesota's Contest Entries

    • You'll receive an email from our judging system asking you to create an account, or to log in if you served as a judge last year.
    • Once logged in, you'll see a list of the entries for the category you’ve been assigned. If you’ve been assigned to more than one category, you’ll see the categories listed.
    • Read the entry materials and review the uploaded project files and/or URLs. You will score each entry on a number of criteria.
    • Note: In response to your feedback from last year, we have reduced the number of required comment sections. That said, we ask that you take a little time to provide some detail in your comments, both encouraging and critical, to help our communicators understand what they are doing well and what they can do to improve. Many of the people who enter our contest consider the judges' comments to be the most valuable reason to enter! It's really that important a part of our contest. Thanks for helping keep it that way.
    • Nominate ONE entry for “Best of Show” in a category. This step is optional - nominate one only if you think it really stands out as deserving consideration for the honor. It's absolutely fine NOT to nominate any entries for Best of Show.

Thanks again. If you have any questions, contact

Minnesota Association of Government Communicators | 5775 Wayzata Blvd, Suite 700, PMB #200-016 | St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: 952-237-9258 | Email:

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