Judges should be chosen with experience in both gourds and art.
Judges must be impartial and consistent.
AGS-Certified Judges and Clerks are trained and certified. They are required to maintain their certification by participating in AGS-judged competition events and completing continuing education.
AGS-Certified Judges must also be a current member in good standing of the AGS
Judges & Head Judge
If one or more AGS Certified Judges are available, one of them shall be appointed as the Head Judge
Although not necessary under these guidelines, an AGS Certified Judge lends credibility to the competition and the appearance that the guidelines will be followed. If no AGS Certified Judge is available, the show chair shall appoint a head judge.
AGS-Certified Judges and/or AGS trained Apprentice Judges may be assigned as Clerks. The show may also include Chapter members with an interest in becoming a judge, whether or not otherwise trained or certified.
Clerks do not assist in judging.
Clerks serve the purpose of keeping official records of the judges’ decisions, so should be chosen for their ability to keep accurate and clear records of the judging.