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EXHIBITION JUDGING REGULATIONS., Issue 7984, 13 August 1889
EXHIBITION JUDGING REGULATIONS.
The Exhibition Awards Committee have adopted the following judging regulations ;
1. No exhibit will be allowed to compete for awards which is not entered in the official catalogue, and which is not placed in the Exhibition building on or before the 20th November, 18S9, unless the exhibitor is able to prove to the satisfaction of the Executive that the omission to enter it in the catalogue, or the delay in its arrival, has been due to causes arising subsequently to its despatch from its place of origin and entirely beyond his own control. Perishable articles are alone exempted from this rule.
2. The classification of articles for competition shall follow the schedule as published in tho official catalogue, but the Judging and Awards Committee shall have power to amalgamate or subdivide classes if necessity should arise. 8. A separate jury, consisting of not less than threo members, shall be appointed for each clp.bs.
4. One of the jurors in each class shall be elected by the foreign exhibitors, aud one by the New Zealand exhibitors ; the third juror, and any additional jurors, shall be appointed by the Committee of Judging and Awards.
No person shall be eligible for appointment as a juror in any class in which he exhibits or is in any way connected with an exhibitor, as agent or otherwise, unless he or the exhibitor with whom he ia connected withdraw from the competition. 5. Exhibitors will be invited to appear either personally or by representative in the jury room, on dates to be notified, for the purpose of electing jurors. The names of exhibitors will be read out by the secretary to the Committee of Judging and Awards, and each exhibitor or his authorised representative will be at liberty to nominate a juror on his name being called. Where there is a majority of votes in favor of one person, he shall be considered duly elected. When an equal number of nominations have been given to two or more persons, the Committee shall appoint the one they deem best qualified. Where no nominations are received, the Committee shall themselves make all appointments.
6. Objections to jurors in any class shall not be received unless lodged by any exhibitor in that class with the Committee within forty-eight hours of tho publication of the lint of jurors. A list of tho jurors in each class shall bo posted up in a prominent place in the Exhibition building. If the Committee consider the objection valid, they may cancel the election or appointment, and Bhall themselves appoint a person to fill the vacancy thus caused. Objections must be in writing, and be addressed to the secretary to the Committee, bearing on the envelope the words " Objection to Juror." 7. Each juror shall receive a pass that will admit him to the Exhibition buildings, and a badge to be worn while he is adjudicating.
8. In the event of the non-attendance of any juror at two meetings in succession, or of any juror declining to act, the Committee shall, on the requisition of a majority of the remaining jurors, or of not less than five exhibitors in the class being judged, appoint a substitute.
9. Notice of the times of meeting of the several juries shall be given in the official programme at least one day in advance. Exhibitors shall be invited to atlc.d meetings of the juries in their own classes for the purpose of giving information as to their exhibits, if they omit to attend they must bear the consequence of any want of explanation to the jurors regarding any article.
10. The jurors in each class shall choose their own chairman, who shall convene meetings, preside over debates, and euter the propositions and resolutions of the jury, together with the reasons for the sai.ie, in the minute book. He shall have a deliberative as well a3 a casting vote, and shall also certify, under his signature, the award of the jury, 11. Jurors shall have the power to invite the co-operation of jurors from other classes, and to call in the aid of experts, but such persons shall have no voting power. 12. The names of all persons called in to act as experts shall be recorded in the minutes of meetings of each jury, and such minutes shall be submitted by the chairman to the Committee of Judging and Awards. 13. Juries may, if they consider it necessary, subdivide classes into special divisions, and make awards in each of the subdivisions thus created.
14. Collective exhibits shall, as a rule, be judged as one exhibit. Should, however, an exhibitor so desire, and supply the jury with due notice and the necessary information, his exhibit shall be divided, and parts judged separately; but no exhibit, to any part or parts of which an award oi merit may be given, shall be eligible for an award ai a collective exhibit.
15. Each jury shall submit to the Committee a signed report embodying the results of their examination of exhibits, and stating the specific reasons for which each award is made.
16. Reports and awards shall bo based upon inherent and comparative merit, the elements of merit being held to include considerations relating to originality, invention, discovery, utility, quality, skill, workmanship, fitness for the purposes intended, adaptation to public wants, economy, and cost. A schedule form shall be supplied to each exhibitor, in which he shall be at liberty to state the merits which he claims for the articles exhibited by him. 17. The reports of jurors Bhall name the exhibitors who deserve recognition, and shall recommend whether the award made to them shall be of the first, second, or third clas?. Jurors shall limit themselves to placing exhibits in classes, and shall not decide as to the comparative merits of articles in the same class.
18. An exhibitor may appeal against any award made by the jury in his class, such appeal to be lodged with the secretary to the Committee within seventy-two hours of the publication of the jurors' awards in any one of the Dunedin papers, and to be accompanied by a sum of L2, which shall in no case be returned. These payments will form a special fund for the remunerating of experts called in to give evidence to the Committee. 19. Where an exhibitor has made out a prima facie case for the re-examination of his exhibits, the Committee may request the jury to re-examine the exhibit or order, auoh re-examination to be made by an expert, and on a report being made by such jury or expert the Committee may, if they see fit, alter the award appealed against. The decision of the Committee on any question connected with awards shall be final. 20. Certificates of merit, in accordance with the awards made by juries, will be furnished to exhibitors by the Committee. In the case of exhibits of special merit, the Committee shall be at liberty, on the recommendation of any jury, to award special certificates.
21. If any question shall arise as to the interpretation of any of these regulations, the decision of such question shall rest solely with the Committee of Judging and Awards.
22. The Committee of Judging and Awards shall have power to amend or add to these regulations should necessity arise,
EXHIBITION JUDGING REGULATIONS., Issue 7984, 13 August 1889
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