Scoring Submissions in a Projected Jury

What is a projected jury?

Projected juries are typically juries where artwork images are displayed on a large wall or projection screens. When using the projected scorecard, jurors may see thumbnails of all the images or just one, depending on the administrator’s settings.

The other type of jury used on ZAPP, the monitor jury, is most often characterized by jurors who are scoring applicants remotely, from their own computers.

The Projected Scorecard

The projected scorecard will look like the image below, though you may only see one thumbnail on your scorecard. You’ll know you’re on the scorecard if you have a place to enter a score and comment.

Note: If your scorecard does not look like the image below, the event administrator may have set up the jury to use the monitor jury scorecard. To view information about monitor juries, see our Scoring Submissions in a Monitor Jury page.

Image of the projected jury scorecard with a score given and a comment added

Prep for the Jury: Reviewing Images Without Scoring

The ZAPP team recommends reviewing images before scoring to ensure you have a chance to acclimate to the platform and view all submissions. While there is no specific review function on the juror side of ZAPP for projected juries, administrators will often include a preliminary review round during the jury. This review round simply consists of jurors viewing the applicants’ work on a wall or screen without scoring for a few moments before progressing to the next applicant. Once the review process is complete, the jury administrator will move the jury into the first round of scoring. 

Scoring Submissions

Once you have finished reviewing applications, it’s time to score artists. Follow the step-by-step below to submit scores:
  1. To begin scoring applicants, select “Score!” or “Score Remaining Artists.”

  2. After clicking the “Score!” button, review applicant details (if applicable), images, and artwork details. You may see multiple artwork thumbnails, one thumbnail, or no thumbnails at all.* This setting is controlled by the festival administrator. *Thumbnails are designed to ensure the scorecard you are on matches the applicant you are reviewing. Clicking on the thumbnail(s) will bring up a larger version of the image.

  3. To score the applicant, click the bubble next to the applicable score and add any comments. Juror scores and comments may be shared with applicants. Check with your administrator for information about how scores may be shared with applicants:
    Image of the projected jury scorecard with a score given and a comment added
    Click “Save Score” to save your score and proceed to the next applicant.

  4. Continue this process for all remaining applicants.

  5. Once finished, return to the landing page and click “Score Remaining Applicants” to ensure all applicants have been scored.

Tools for Finalizing Scores

Once you have clicked “Save This Score” on any applicant’s scorecard, that score is automatically saved in ZAPP and accessible to the event administrator. Though scores are immediately available, most jurors will still want to review their scores and comments before letting administrators know they are done scoring.

You can use the sort and filter tools on the landing page to view submitted scores from highest to lowest, sort scores by medium category, and review your comments. You can also show artist thumbnails on the landing page to aid in your review.

Image of the jury landing page, some applicants have been scored

You can update your scores and comments at any time while the jury is in process by clicking the “Review” link under the action column. You can also download your scores into a spreadsheet and review them in that format or just to use as a reference in case the administrator has any questions about a submitted score or comment.

Click here to learn more about the juror landing page.

Questions about juries? Email us at If you have questions about a specific event’s process, please contact the show administrator.

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