By Aaron Meier, Nevada Department of Wildlife
Greetings from Reno.
We need your help this year. The ACI awards program recognizes excellence and promotes craft improvement through competition and our ACI members greatly value the critique and comments our contest judges provide. That is why we strive to find judges, like yourself, who are highly knowledgeable and experienced in their field of expertise.
As you can imagine, finding over 100 qualified judges can be difficult. Not quite as difficult as buying hand sanitizer or toilet paper right now, but still pretty difficult. This year, we have 34 categories and need three judges for each category. Judging will begin in mid-late June, and the deadline to submit their scores will be about six weeks later. If you work with an ACI member agency, we ask that you not judge a category your agency enters.
Please contact me if you are available to judge this year or if you know of anyone else that might be interested in helping out. I can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 775-688-1548. Here is a link to the list of categories for your viewing pleasure. Don’t limit yourself to just one, sign up to judge all of your favorites.