DigitalPanther wrote:Presuming the system we have set up works (the unit arrives today or tomorrow) it should be plenty of time. Scantron ftw. Yes I am sorry. You will have to have your little highschool flashback. this year we are testing it then if it works we will acutally buy a machine and make custom ballot sheets rather than the generic ones for next year.
Way beter than hand balloting and Light years better than the sound meter.
Uh oh, I sense problems. You're going to use a generic scantron form? The one that just has numbers and A-E answers? That's fine and dandy for a multiple choice test, but this is a ballot for a contest. There is going to be so much confusion over how you fill in the form for each category, how you choose the winner, etc.
More importantly, how will you choose audience best-of-show? It would not be right to simply give that award to the video that has the most votes in its category, as all that determines is which video most easily won its category, not necessarily the audience's favorite. The only way to fairly use the scantron form to determine that award is to set aside one line for each of the videos, then tell the audience to only put a mark on the line corresponding to the video that is their choice for best-of-show.
You're going to have your hands full drafting instructions for how to vote with the scantron. It'll probably have to be a separate sheet handed out with the forms. People aren't going to like it...
If only you had had time to come up with a custom scantron ballot....