Q: I certified 5/10/15 years ago, but my name was not on the list this month! Why?
There are a couple possible reasons. A lot of data was lost in a database update in 2001, and as a result a lot of veteran judges have a certification date of 1st January 2001, even though they were certified months or even years before that date. Another reason is that in the old days, it sometimes took a very long time for the paperwork to get processed, since we were dealing with actual paper and snail mail. It’s possible that you will appear on the anniversary list later.
The earliest certification dates we have are from 1997 and 1998.
You should be able to find your “official” certification date by going to the Personal Info Center and clicking on the “Card” link next to your judge level. The certification will be displayed on the printable Judge membership card.
Q: I have already passed my 10 year anniversary, but it was before this anniversary project thing started. Where is my pat on the back?
Please accept this generic congratulatory message and this virtual hug. 🙁 Keep up the good work and we’ll see you when you hit 15!
Q: Any plans to add 15th anniversaries when the time comes?
Q: Can I help?
If you’re interested in writing articles/interviews about featured judges, please contact your Regional Coordinator. They may ask for your help when a judge from your region is being featured.
Any ideas about improving this project and this website are welcome – please contact Johanna (via the Judge Center, for example).