- I agree, because the participants spend time and energy on their work
- Yes, I myself have been preparing my work for a long time, but I didn’t have enough points to win prizes, so I wasted my time
- What are you, boy, completely insane?
Okay guys, contests are good, competition, finding a better job, and so on.
But as practice has shown, the jury’s assessments can vary greatly (from “rejected” to 10 points) - real decentralization in action. Probably this is how it should be (though this is also due to the fact that the jury members and the conducted contests are from different professional fields, so we observe something like: birds evaluate turtles (or vice versa) - this is how it is, this is reality.
But in complex contests, all participants spend a lot of time preparing their work. (uh, I even wrote an essay for several days, but we’re not talking about me now)
Therefore the suggestion:
Pledging a small reward for works that were not included in the main prize pool. This condition must be indicated in the contest in the same way as the payment terms for the jury:
10% of the prize fund is distributed among the works of participants who were not included in the main prize pool, provided that no more than 50% of the jury rejected this work.
Further, this 10% is distributed either evenly.
Or in proportion to the points received, provided that 1 point = the arithmetic mean of the total amount of additional reward to the total number of points of participants who were not included in the main prize pool.
Also a condition: The participant of the additional reward cannot receive a reward more than the participant of the main prize fund.
What is this for?
-Conforms to the main principle of the community: the contribution must be appreciated.
-In order to leave a positive experience for the participants. And positive experience is the most important thing, this is what all marketers of the planet are fighting for.
An increase in the number of substandard works?
Perhaps, but if the work is rated, it can be rewarded.
If the work is rejected by the jury, then it does not correspond and will not receive an award
I don’t think that this type of award should be in light contests (like essays). But in difficult ones, where certain skills and time are required, and the number of participants can be large compared to the number of prizes - this type of award is necessary.
I also propose to express your point of view in the comments \ or add amendments to this proposal