1. Originality And Design- Unusual and exceptional interpretations of the subject matter, true to life. Where applicable consider proportions, anatomy, balance and perspective, use of light and shadows, use of colors. Is the piece a copy of a roughout, seminar or class piece? Plagiarism will be dealt with seriously. Acknowledge any influence you used.
2. Skilled Executions - Tight laminations, good carving techniques, properly fitted add-ons, such as objects in hands. Also The difficulty of the carving is considered. Was the intricate carving carved in one-piece with no add-ons?
3. Surface Finish - Carefully executed sanding where applicable: removal of blemishes such as fuzz, application of finishes. Does the finish enhance the grain? Consider choice of color and application in relationship to overall work
4. Final Representation - After reviewing of all of the above, take into consideration the decorative value and worthiness of The exhibit and the overall continuity and artistry of the presentation.