|Design Rating||79.5 ?|
Carolina Crown, Bluecoats, The Cavaliers, and The Academy are my favorite DCI corps. Love designing and love judging.
How I judge (not necessarily followed to the letter, just a general outline):
1: Very little thought was put into the show. Marchers are thrown all over the field and anyone could've made the show in 10 minutes. I rarely ever gives ones.
2-3: Quite a few collisions or bad transitions but some amount of thought is present in the show.
4-5: Still collisions but some of the transitions are smooth or at least readable. Has at least 1 or 2 impact sets and follows some tiny aspect of a theme.
6: A few collisions and most of the transitions are pretty good. Has 2 or 3 impact sets and follows a theme for at least part of the show.
7-8: One collision..MAYBE. All the transitions are visually pleasing and some are even very effective. A theme is ever-present throughout the show and some obvious time and thought has been put into the show. Generally not given to shows made in a day (unless you took the full day to make it I suppose).
9: No collisions. All transitions are amazing. The theme is powerful and effective in the show. Impacts are huge. Time and energy was spent putting the show together and I love it.
10: If I audibly say, "Wow" while watching your show and you follow the criteria of 9, you will receive a 10.