The Scoring Process Each judge responsible for scoring and commenting on your application will use the same scoring tool, our Trait Scoring Rubric. This is available to you so that you may consider the four traits that every completed application should address. From our pool of judges, five credible authorities will be assigned to each team that meets the application requirements. Each of those judges’ scores will be calculated using a normalization algorithm that ensures a level playing field for everyone. No matter which judges are assigned to you (whether they are typically hard or soft graders), everyone will be treated fairly. Please take time to consider how this scoring process has been designed and how you should develop a strategy that will appeal to our judges.