Wave 18 Vanguard: Jeff Zandi

Written by David Hibbs Level 3, Texas, USA Four years ago, I joined the Exemplar Program team.  Since that time, I have reviewed a tremendous number of nominations, and I have read an even larger number of them when they have been posted.  I have smiled, and I have said things like “that’s amazing!” I have read stories of grace during a fire and of keeping calm during medical emergencies.  And, as of Wave 16, I have even teared up at reading a nomination.   While

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Exemplar Wave 18 (Spring 2019) is live!

Written by Bryan Prillaman Level 3, United States, Florida The Summer 2019 Exemplar Wave (Wave #18) is live. The Wave 18 review is complete and the nominations are posted on Judgeapps! You can see nominations you gave and received here or use the search tool to see all the awesome things your fellow judges are doing; at home, at events, online, or in their community. If you received a nomination, you will receive an email with instructions for the next step within a week.

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Exemplar Wave 18 and Beyond

Written by Bryan Prillaman Level 3, Orlando FL, USAHi Everybody!If you haven’t already read the announcements from Wizards of the Coast, Judge Academy, or the PCs,  go ahead and do that now. You are going to need that context for this blog post to make sense.  The announcement of the new Judge Academy is going to bring a lot of changes, and some of those changes directly impact the Exemplar Program.  The first change is that the current open wave, Wave 18, will be the last Exemplar Wave used

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Wave 17 is live and Vanguard Preview

Written by Bryan Prillaman Level 3, Orlando FL, USA Hello all, The Spring 2019 Exemplar Wave (Wave #17) is published and available for your perusal. The Wave 17 review is complete and the nominations are posted on Judgeapps! You can see nominations you gave and received here or use the search tool to see all the awesome things your fellow judges are doing; at home, at events, online, or in their community. If you received a nomination, you will receive an email

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Announcing the Wave 16 Vanguard

Written by Lev Kotlyar Level 3, Moscow Russia The spring is in full sway meow and the time has come to recollect the events of the past winter. Join me on this journey: I suggest taking a paws to grab your favorite beverage of choice, sit down somewhere comfy,and enjoy the kind words of recognition from your peers and explore the recognitions your friends and colleagues around the world have received. But before you dive into that, let me introduce our newest Vanguard. Judges!

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Exemplar Wave 16 (Winter 2019) is live!

Written by Bryan Prillaman Level 3, United States, Florida The Winter 2019 Exemplar Wave (Wave #16) is live. The Wave 16 review is complete and the nominations are posted on Judgeapps! You can see nominations you gave and received here or use the search tool to see all the awesome things your fellow judges are doing; at home, at events, online, or in their community. If you received a nomination, you will receive an email with instructions for the next step within a week.

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Exemplar Community Survey #1: Results

Written by Daniel Sole Garcia Level 3, Barcelona, Spain Hello fellow judges! Almost 300 judges from all around the world answered the survey the Exemplar Team presented some weeks ago. Thank you very much! Today we want to present you the results from this survey, and analyse them from the Exemplar guidelines. Before we start doing it, let’s remember the purpose of this survey. This activity had two major goals: Let you (all judges) evaluate nominations as we (the

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Wave 15 Exemplar Vanguard Token Creation Video

Three weeks ago, we announced that Alistair Crook would be the Vanguard for Wave 15.  For this wave, Alistair selected a Goblin as his creature of choice.  The token art was created by Ken Meyer Jr. Ken has drawn several Magic Cards including the OG Kird Ape. For this waves tokens we have an unexpected treat.  Ken live streamed the process of painting the token.  If you have ever wondered how artists take brush to canvas and create something that didn't exist before,

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Exemplar Wave 15 (Fall 2018) is live!

Written by Bryan Prillaman Level 3, United States, Florida The Fall 2018 Exemplar Wave (Wave #15) is live. The Wave 15 review is complete and the nominations are posted on Judgeapps! You can see nominations you gave and received here or use the search tool to see all the awesome things your fellow judges are doing; at home, at events, online, or in their community. If you received a nomination, you will receive an email with instructions for the next step within a week.

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Announcing the Wave 15 Vanguard

Written by Lev Kotlyar Level 3, Moscow Russia End of the year festivities are almost here and and what better way to set the mood for the season than announcing the Wave 15 Vanguard: Alistair Crook! Alistair is a level 2 judge from UKISA region and if you are not following the Judge of the Week blog, you should, because there is an interview with our Vanguard there! And if you are reading this to learn what nomination was selected for the Vanguard, then here it is - a recognition

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