In theory, yes, that could happen, and there's nothing preventing it from happening, but code is supposed to choose judges that won't do that - kinda nullifying it as a problem.Pwolf wrote:So, would you consider my hypothetical situation fair then?BasharOfTheAges wrote: To be fair, each judge's scale is personal preference for everything. You shouldn't score by formula, it renders the human aspect worthless.
Everyone prioritizes things that contribute to those broad categories differently. That's what makes judges unique. Personal enjoyment plays a factor in how harshly you focus on perceived flaws under the categories laid out, and things like Originality (of your finished product, not of your source choices, that's just stupid) can heavily influence how you rate it.
EDIT - clarity