LSDJ Showdown 2013 – Judging
Hi guys, I just wanted to check in with you all, specifically those who submitted to the Showdown. Firstly, I want to say thank you for everyone who submitted and particularly, those who worked hard on their jams to showcase to us all. This kind of competition brings people together in a way that’s kind of impossible to verbalise. It allows everyone, internationally, to submit their jams and cut their chops. Egos are broken and inflated. Time stops. Panties are whetted and faces are melted.
Personally, it’s an absolute joy to be a part of it. What’s next? We listen to everything. It takes hours, by the way, We strip the submissions down and talk about them. Last year, I spent 5 hours back to back on this. Each judge has their own way of determining what they like and don’t like. We ask them to score so that an aggregate can be formed. We do this to avoid vote fixing. We select a group of different people to do this, specifically. We also do these at different times to each other, but please be patient. No news is good news.
Fairness is where it’s at. We don’t make rules to hinder people. We make them to try to enable a platform. I enjoy getting prizes together (thanks again to our sponsors) but I enjoy seeing people comment and rate the jams among themselves more. Once again, thanks so much to everyone who submitted and all those who stood on the sidelines showing encouragement.