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III.8.1 Becoming an NGA Judge
There are two phases to the evaluation of an individual before they can be named a judge. The first is an interview with an NGA official where the prospective judge's experiences, feelings about drug free bodybuilding, etc. will be explored. The second requirement is for the individual to test judge a show and achieve an accuracy rating of at least 70 percent.
III.8.2 Maintaining Status as an NGA Judge
1. To remain on the judging roster, individuals must maintain accuracy ratings of at least 70% percent. If such standards are not met, attempts at retesting will occur followed by a test judging trial. Accuracy ratings of all NGA judges will be recorded and available for inspection upon request.
2. Maintain a professional dress/attire. Pre-Judging may not include shorts or t- shirts. Evening attire may not include shorts, sweatpants or t-shirts or jeans.
3. Maintain a professional disposition at all times. No excessive talking, no texting, no phone conversations, no picture taking.
4. Be present during the entire pre-judging and evening show.
5. Be present at the judges meeting prior to the start of the show.
6. Be present at the judges table after the show conclusion to provide feedback to
7. Reviewing and maintaining full knowledge of NGA By-Laws & judging criteria prior
to every show judged.
III.9 Responsibilities of an NGA Head Judge
III.9.1 Duties Throughout the Year
NGA Head Judges shall be responsible for performing the following duties throughout the year:
a. Maintaining a judging roster with a sufficient number of judges to schedule for shows;
b. Interviewing and arranging test judging for prospective judges and evaluating their performance before adding them to the roster;
c. Compiling, recording, and evaluating accuracy ratings of all judges to make sure standards are being met;
d. Retraining and evaluating repeat test judging of judges not maintaining minimum required accuracy ratings;
e. Discontinuing use of a judge whose competence is still below the standard after retraining; and
f. Scheduling and contacting judges to arrange judging panels for shows. Attempts should be made to rotate judges so that no two shows have the exact same panel.

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