This is a respond to a previously asked question about the A' Design Award and Competition. The full list of frequently asked questions can be accessed here.
#242: I see that my vote went down (or up) after I updated the presentation very slightly, could you explain why this happens?
There is a possibility that the fact that your preliminary score was decreased (or increased) does not depend on your action: This is possible because there is not a preliminary jury member assigned for a project; each time you would update your design, it would be re-queued and it could be assigned to a different preliminary jury member for checking; since preferences and professional opinions of jury members could differ, this could be reflected on votes on the design. Another reason that regarding the volatile nature of preliminary scores is based on the fact that the previous jury member does not automatically see what your design had received in the past, or the previous comments unless she actively checks it. In any case the preliminary score is not your final score; it is just an early indicator; an estimate of the final score. Your final score and award level will be decided and made permanent once all jury members cast their votes, and also once all other designs receive their scores, thus for the final scoring, the whole voting session must finish, therefore you do not need to worry your score being altered by distinct preliminary jury members voting on your design.
Keywords: preliminary score alterations, preliminary score changes, preliminary design score, preliminary check scores
The following questions could be related:
If you did not find your answer, please feel free to check the faq pages for more questions and answers.