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The new Write4Gold jury system

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Of all the the worldwide aerosol artist communities the Write4Gold is a unique and very important event. We are looking for equal rules of judging for every Write4Gold Battle, to make the system of judging more transparent and understandable for everyody. The following explanations will give you, as an organiser, a judge or a participant a guideline how to decide or participate at Write4Gold Events.

Write4Gold Jury SheetAt the first time Write4Gold 2007/2008 is judged by the participating crews, one additional judge and the organisation of Write4Gold!

THE 4 WRITE4GOLD CATEGORIES

Concept Painting (Priority 60%)

… perform a piece together with your crew within 8 hours under the following conditions: same colours (50 types of colours Molotow Premium 400ml), same topic (provided by the organisation a few minutes before the competition starts, same time: 8 hours for everybody to perform)

Freestyle Throw Ups (Priority 15%)

… one member of your crew performs a throw up under the following conditions: same colours (2 types of Molotow Action Products, Burner Chrome 600ml, Covers All 3 600ml or similar), same word (provided by the organisation a few seconds before the competition starts, same time: 90 seconds to perform for everybody)

Freestyle Tagging (Priority 10%)

… one member of your crew performs a tag under the following conditions: one marker or spraycan (Molotow 620PP, Molotow Premium 080 400ml), same word (provided by the organisation a few seconds before the competition starts, same time: no time limit for everybody)

Freestyle Sketching (Priority 15%)

… one member of your crew performs a sketch under the following conditions: same markers (24 type of COPIC marker), same word (provided by the organisation few seconds before the competition starts, same time: 90 minutes for everybody)

JUDGING

THE NEW VOTE OF THE CREWS (70%)

On the jury’s form there are various criteria including a good wall production, a throw-up, a sketch or a tag – swing, legibility, originality, composition, concept and static. Numerous giants of the scene have influenced and determined the weighting and the guide lines of those criteria which proved worthwhile in 2006. Surely one could always supplement something or change the weighting.
After the competition every Crew sends 1 member to judge the other crews. We hand out the jury’s form to this member and he gets 45 minutes to judge the competitors!

THE VOTE OF THE JUDGE (20%)

First of all a jury member has to be in a position to estimate lots of different criteria. Of course not every jury member knows everything, but we claim to be open minded and willing to learn new things without forgetting the foundations. Open your eyes for developements and innovations in Writing. The Jury Member will mostly be an international Writer.

THE VOTE OF THE ORGANISATION (10%)

There are different criteria which will be voted by the judges and the crews for each criteria, each judge, each crew has to give points from 1 to 5. As more points the judge and the crews give to a crew as better the crew will stand on the ranking list. The evaluation will be summarized according to priorities. Every single category has a separate evaluation system and rules. There is a formula on the form of the jury to analyse the judgements. As soon as all judgements are made, those data are entered into a computer program and added or rather defined with the weighting.

WATCH THE VIDEO, EXPLANATIONS CONCERNING THE VOTE by T-KID!

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