To make judging as fair as possible, all entries are judged blind. Entries are opened on arrival in Orillia by a disinterested party who removes the cover page and assigns a number to the entry. The number is placed in a register, along with the student’s name and school, and the numbered entry is then passed to the committee. The register is not returned to the committee until the judging is complete.
We have three judges (they change every two years or so). All judges are published authors. Many over the years have been winners of, or short-listed for, the Leacock Medal for Humour.