Feeding back on Judges – Guidance to Clubs

The SPA judges committee wants to encourage clubs to help us to provide feedback and support to our judges. This is a positive process with the main purpose to assist judges to improve, notably new judges and those who may wish to be considered for promotion to the A List.

It is therefore these judges whom we ask you to complete the forms for. Please also assist any judge who may request you complete a form. Of course you may complete the form for any SPA judges.

The benefit to all clubs is that you will be helping us improve the judging standards.

The form maybe found here.

Once completed and downloaded the sender will receive a copy for their records. If you wish to provide feedback on judges from other Federations please see the appropriate website.

What you should provide:

Whilst feedback may be critical it should be presented in a constructive manner, as we expect judges to be towards your images. We want a summary of any individual comments, not a long list of quotes.


Clubs have varying ways in which they do this, some have a small group of members, some use whole club feedback, often using Survey Monkey (either is acceptable).

An experienced club member, this may be an SPA Judge, takes often takes the lead for the club. If you choose a selected group of people we recommend including any SPA judge present, with a mix of experienced and less experienced members. The lead collates the data and creates the critique for the report.

Please do not make any reference to feedback on the night, unless the judge introduces the subject.

If you provide feedback forms for members these should not be seen at the meeting and should be completed afterwards.