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Judging Sheet

Short Story

Member

Contestant Name _____________________________________

Title of Story ___________________________________________________________

Rules:  Any Subject-2000 Words

Award 1-10 points in each area                                                        Points

Beginning:  Does writer engage the reader's

attention immediately?  Is tone, setting and

character established quickly?                                                            __________

Characterization:  Are characters believable,

well-rounded?  Actions and interactions

consistent and well motivated?                                                            _________

Plot:  Does progression seem inevitable without

being too predictable?  Is story interesting and

compelling to read?                                                                            __________

Conflict:  Does protagonist have a problem

serious enough for the reader to care about?

Is it solved satisfactorily?                                                                    __________

Style:  Is writing fresh and free of cliches? 

Does it reveal writer's own vision and attitude

clearly?  Are viewpoint changes and pacing

handled smoothly?                                                                            __________

Mechanics: Is grammar and punctuation correct?

Spelling accurate?  Is manuscript professionally

prepared?   Are historical details consistent and

correct?                                                                                            __________

Total points (Maximum 60)                                                                __________

Judge's Signature _________________________________________________

Please use back of form for comments

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Short Story Judging Sheet

Student

Contestant Name _____________________________________Grade ___________

Title of Story _________________________________________________________

Rules :  Any subject - 2000 Words

Check category:

_____ Category 1 - Grades 1 - 3                    _____ Category 3 - Grades 7 - 9

_____ Category 2 - Grades 4 - 6                    _____ Category 4 - Grades 10 - 12

Award 1-10 points in each area                                        Points

Originality of thoughts/phrases                                        __________

Content/ Originality                                                        __________

Theme/Plot Development                                                __________

Grammar/Punctuation/Spelling                                        __________

Total Points (Maximum 40)                                            __________

Comments:

 

 

 

 

Judges' Signature_______________________________________________________