# Award Assignments

From zFairs Contest Management

## Contents

# Auto Award Assignment

## Included Projects

When you go to assign awards you can choose projects that will be included in the sample. Only the projects included in this sample will be assigned an award. You can choose your sample based on category, grade, or division.

## Normalization

- This helps equalize how judges score

- All the scores from the judges that are part of the set of projects(sample) are gathered
- The average score of each judge is found
- We calculate the mean score given by the judges
- We then determine the standard deviation of the sample
- We calculate the z-score for each judge
- We then adjust each judge's scores by the [-1 * (z-score * standard deviation)]
- We then calculate the average score of each project
- The project with the highest average score is the winner

## How a Judges Score is calculated

- Each Category is Weighted
- We sum the total possible value of a category
- We sum the total earned value of a category
- Each category is scored by: (total_earned/possible_value * category_weight)

- Total Score is the Sum of the category score

## Ties

What happens when you select to give the top score first place for example; but the top 3 projects all have the same score? In the event of a tie all projects with the same score will receive that award; so you might potentially have multiple first place winners. After auto assign you should always manually review awards.