Score a Presentation - Volunteer at PLMA

Score a Presentation

Screenshot for PLMA Awards Judges Orientation presentation Row of PLMA Annual Award Winners

Serve as a Judge: Scoring Opportunities

If you are a PLMA member with strong industry knowlege and experience, and you have an interest in learning the "latest" industry developments, PLMA invites you to help score award nominations and conference presentation proposals. This is about a five-hour time commitment per scoring session.   

PLMA offers member volunteers four scoring opportunities annually. You are welcome to get involved in just one or all four of these opportunities, as follows:

  • Q1: Award nominations scoring
  • Q1: Spring Conference presentation proposal scoring
  • Q2: EV Symposium presentation proposal scoring
  • Q3: Fall Conference presentation proposal scoring

Here's How Scoring Works:
All PLMA Awards and Conference sessions are peer-selected though our rubric-based scoring system. Volunteer scorers can expect to be assign 10 to 15 nominations or presentations to score at each scoring event, which ensures that each submission receives input from multiple scorers.

Scoring takes about three hours, and PLMA hosts a Teams call before the start of scoring to explain the process and answer questions. There is also a Teams call at the completion of the scoring process to which all scorers are invited to discuss the submissions they scored and provide additional insights and feedback. Submissions are ranked from highest to lowest, based on their aggregate scores, and scorers are able to offer recommendations to the Awards Co-Chairs for award-worthy nominations, and to PLMA's executive director for worthy conference or symposium agenda sessions.

The Recusal Process:
If you, your company, or your client are planning to submit an award nomination or conference/symposium presentation proposal, you are still welcome to score submissions. PLMA provides a recusal process which you can select, should the scoring platform assign you a submission you are personally involved in. Once you've recused yourself from scoring a specific submission, the platform will send you a replacement to score instead.

To Volunteer:
If you would like to be added to PLMA's list of Volunteer Scorers, please email Judy Knight ([email protected]).

Click here for 2024 events and scoring dates