Daily English 658 - Judging a Contest

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Adelia: When I created this writing contest, I had no idea that we would get so many entries.

Omar: Good thing you have an impartial panel of judges to help you select the winner.

Adelia: Yes, good thing. I’m really grateful to all of you for giving up your time to help.

Omar: What criteria are we using to score each of the entries?

Adelia: We’re using a 10-point scale. Each of us will read an entry and give it a score. When we’re all done, we’ll average out those scores. Hopefully, there’ll be a clear winner.

Omar: And if not?

Adelia: If there isn’t, then we’ll take the top scorers and vote on which is best. Majority rules.

Omar: Okay, but are there reasons for disqualifying an entry? For instance, what if somebody didn’t follow the entry guidelines?

Adelia: I’ve already culled the entries for the ones that don’t meet the requirements. These are all eligible.

Omar: Okay, let’s get started. We’ve got our work cut out for us.

Adelia: You’ve got that right.

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