My name for the position of contest co-chair is double checker. That’s really all I’m doing. The CC’s do all the work – I just double check their work. Most of the running around is at the beginning of the contest – entering all the entries, making sure my spreadsheet matches the CCs spreadsheet. There’s a lot more communication at this time as well, answering questions from contestants, putting out any fires, and just being available in case someone needs help.
At the end of the first and second rounds – I double check all the judge’s math and make sure that my finalists are the same as the finalists the CCs have listed.
It’s a lot of matching and adding. The only frustrating thing about the position is math errors. This year was worse than last year. Other than that, it’s an easy job and I enjoy the position.