The Judges Committee uses evaluations submitted by exhibitors and show managers when reviewing judges’ performance. Regular status judges are reviewed once every 3 years. All positive and negative comments are welcome, and will be kept confidential.
To make a formal complaint against an APHA-approved judge, such complaints must be in writing, signed by the complainant, contain alleged rule violations, date and location within 60 days of the show or contest. If a grievance is filed, the procedures outlined in the disciplinary procedures would be followed. (See rules GR-070.A-O. The Rule Book is available online).
Both the Online Judge Evaluation form and Formal Complaint form can be found on the Show Forms page.
For more information, contact APHA Senior Director of Judges, Shows & Education, David Dellin by phone at (817) 718-4223 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.