Recently, we went to the our state championships with our sister team, in the middle school and elementary school divisions respectively. Our notebook was half a page of notes and somehow we won the middle school design award.
literally our entire notebook
Meanwhile our sister team wrote three entire notebooks with diagrams and explanations.
Excerpt of their Notebook
They ended up not even winning Excellence nor Design Award. Even if another team was more well rounded(which the team who got excellence was not) and rightfully took excellence, they would at least get the design award with their 3 notebooks. Instead, a clawbot team took design award. I’m not saying the other teams were bad but it is really hard to believe two teams could beat our sister team’s notebooks especially when my team were able to scrape a design award with only half a page of notes.
This may have been a judging screw up but how ignorable is a 3 notebooks worth of engineering notes?
I would like to hear reasons why this happened and your opinions on this matter.