2022 Ignite the Flame Judging Program from Aug. 13, 2022

Thank you for volunteering to judge the 2022 COFW Karen Harper Memorial Ignite the Flame Contest. Here you’ll find the recording of the presentation that Contest chair Jan Irvin gave on Saturday, 8/13/2022. COFW wants each judge to watch the presentation so that you have a better idea how to judge the contest. Towards the second half of the presentation we talk about the importance of judges being attuned to concepts of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA). We all have hidden biases. It’s important that our judges strive both to judge each piece on its merits. It’s also important for judges to alert the Contest Chair immediately if they feel a piece itself violates the principles of DEIA.

The remainder of the program, we discuss how we would score the sample piece.

We recommend that you download the video in order to view it. The slides are included in the video, but are included here for those who attended presentation and wish to review the slides.

Please note, all judging files are already on the COFW Contest page. This page is specific to the Program.



Sample Ignite Entry 2022