We went to Greer on August 24th to judge. I think there were a lot of new teams competing from the looks of the boxes at our table. The boxes were just a little on the messy side. There definitely was room for improvement on the presentations, yet judges still scored them a 9. A 9 should not need any improvements, and a judge does the team a disservice to score an entry that way. The team will not know they need to work on improvements if they are getting 9s. Also, no comment cards were available, and these teams really needed comments. All in all it was the most disappointing contest I have judged. Our table only had 2 or 3 entries that were good, the rest not good. And no comment cards when they would have been really helpful.
Candy is a team member, certified judge, table captain and IT person for the team. She joined the team in 1999 and assists the head cook.