open panel judge is the custodian of the
standards. Judges can make or break a breed, set fashions, divert from the
standard and promote the fads and then what happens is we end up with several
ideals instead of one!!! Judges opinions must be valued and respected. A judge
has the responsibility to bring prestige to the fancy and be privy to certain
rights and privileges befitting the position. We must always bear in mind that
it is only one man’s opinion on the day. However, that opinion should be an
educated one, tried and tested by some criteria.
Judges are to provide honest and
consistent interpretations of modern game fowl and bantams using the
Australian Standards as their guide. Members of the MGPS open panel of judges
are recognized as professional
ambassadors for the Society and must in no way be seen acting in a manner that
will bring the MGPS into disrespect or disrepute with our peers, exhibitors,
fellow club members or any other members of the public whom they may come into
CODE OF CONDUCT
Judges shall when judging at a show
Act in a professional
manner as ambassadors of the MGPS.
with honesty, diligence and act responsibly.
using the Australian Poultry Standards Second Edition as a guide.
awards free from any impartiality and dishonesty
respect and follow the Show Rules
Be constructive and
if required instructive when making comments.
Judges are to treat fellow open panel judges with respect and dignity and must
not degrade, criticise or chastise another judge.
judges must be seen to be unified, goal orientated, respectful, impartial and
Breaches of this code
breaches of the above code will go before the Dispute Committee. The
certificate is to remain the property of MGPS at all times and maybe required
to be returned to the club upon written request if the Dispute Committee
request the MGPS Management Committee to ask for its return.