APSE onsite judging begins on Sunday and continues through Feb. 28 at The DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Orlando/Disney Resort, 2305 Hotel Plaza Blvd, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830.

A few final thoughts before we begin:

  • If you will be attending but haven’t notified contest chair Todd Adams, please do so ASAP at toddadams52@hotmail.com. Similarly, if you are committed to judge but plans have changed please let Todd know.
  • The opening meeting is Sunday at 4 p.m. Please do your best to attend. This is when final judging instructions will be given, when you will be split into judging groups and when you will find out which categories you will be judging. If you can not make it, please let Todd know and he’ll catch you up.
  • You will need to bring a device that you can read stories on. A laptop is probably best, although if you are more comfortable with an I-pad or something similar that is fine. Don’t forget, we will be reading website story links this year and you might need to type in some usernames and passwords.
  • You will need an email address that allows you to read Google Docs (for cover letters, etc.). If your work or personal email is google based, that works fine. If not, please sign up for a gmail account before you come. If you need help doing that, let Todd know.
  • Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday are full work days. Your group will be together in the hotel reading sections or stories for about 7-10 hours each day, so be prepared. Don’t worry, though. You’ll have plenty of time for lunch and to take breaks and stuff as needed. But there is a lot of work to get through, too, so be ready.
  • You’ll be on your own for meals. You’ll definitely have plenty of time to go to dinner with  friends and there will be a hospitality room each night, so there will be time to relax and enjoy the company, too.
  • If you have any questions, please contact Todd. That’s what he’s there for.
  • The closing meeting will be around lunch time on Feb. 28.  

Here’s the full (tentative) schedule:

Sunday, Feb. 24

4 p.m.: General meeting (Buena Vista)

6-8:30 p.m.: Reception (Cypress Patio)

Monday, Feb. 25

Judging begins.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Judging continues.

5:30-6:30 p.m.: Reception (Cypress Patio)

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Judging continues.

Thursday, Feb. 28

Judging concludes

11 a.m.: Closing meeting (Buena Vista) �Bv{

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