To judge or not to judge? Why ponder this question? Well, lately I’ve noticed posts requesting volunteers to judge contests. And I’m torn.
Surely, judging involves a lot of time and work. I’m not afraid of work. Actually, I think with my editorial and teaching background, I’d probably love to judge a contest or two. However, time isn’t on my side. I barely have enough of it to keep my life from falling apart never mind adding to my crazy schedule. Yet, somehow I find myself drawn to the idea of judging.
I’ve never entered a contest before, but plan to start this year. Maybe judging would help me understand what to look for when I edit my manuscript sample before I send it in. Or maybe I should enter a contest, get feedback and see what kind of comments judges leave. Hummm… What comes first the chicken or the…
What about you? Have you ever judged or entered a contest? If yes, what was your experience? Would you do it again?