My thanks to Liz Hansen and Jamie Baker-Nantz for helping judge the Arkansas Press news contest last week, and to Jamie Sizemore and Taylor Hayes for judging some entries in the office or for sending a judge to help out. We did this in Georgetown (Thursday) and Bowling Green (Friday). Arkansas needed at least 20 judges and we exceeded that with 17 in Georgetown and 12 in Bowling Green.
While I love the electronic entry process we have developed, I do miss the traveling to get contests judged. But it’s getting harder and harder to get judges out of the office for a day to do these things. The electronic process allows judges to do it at the office or at home over a two-week period.