Of the 10 contests that make up the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011, five are juried:
- Market Appeal.
In juried contests, jurors who are experts in their fields evaluate each house and award points for features that cannot be measured.
“What I loved most about the Communications jurors was how thoughtful they were in their deliberations,” says Terri Jones, Communications Contest official. “It’s not just that they took their job seriously; it’s that they wanted to do it right and honor the teams’ efforts.”