Thank you for your interest in becoming an Entry Round Judge for the New Challenge Competition!
New Challenge is an annual ideas competition for students at The New School who are committed to working on social and environmental challenges on a local or global scale in innovative ways. Judges are an important part of the New Challenge application process and help to identify proposals that show the most promise for addressing social and environmental challenges.
Judges review between three and six New Challenge proposals, depending upon the volume of entries that are received during the application period. Judges score each proposal based on specific criteria and as provide general feedback about the proposal. The feedback is shared with the applicant to help them improve their project. This feedback enables all applicants to advance their project, whether or not they advance to later rounds of the New Challenge competition.
During the application cycle, each judge reviews and scores their assigned proposals. Proposals are reviewed by multiple judges and the aggregated scores from all judges determine which proposals move forward in the competition. All judges are provided with information that details the scoring process.
Virtual training sessions for judges will be provided. Each judge will have one week to review his or her assigned applications. The evaluation process for the Entry Round takes place via an online form and each proposal takes approximately 30 minutes to review.
Proposals for New Challenge cover a diverse range of topics. While deep content knowledge is appreciated, it is not required to be a successful New Challenge Judge.