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Thank you for your interest in judging Anime NYC’s Cosplay Masquerade, and we’re excited to get to know you. Before filling out this form, here’s a little bit about what it’s like to be a competition judge at Anime NYC.

All our judges are compensated for their time. Your travel and hotel will also be covered by the show, as well as an additional badge for a friend or handler if needed. You will be given a complimentary guest badge.

Prejudging may start as early as 8 AM on Saturday, and the Masquerade may go as late as 11 PM that day. 30 minute breaks are worked into the prejudging schedule, and you will have at least 1 hour (but typically much more) between the end of prejudging and the beginning of your contest duties.

You may be asked to do a small amount of prejudging on Friday evening (we will confirm at least two weeks prior to the con). This is to accommodate more competitors and longer prejudging time slots. This is dependent on how many entries we receive, so it’s important you arrive by Friday early afternoon to accommodate these prejudging slots.

In the past, we have hosted feedback panels on Sunday afternoon, which our judges and competitors have both enjoyed. This is completely optional for you to participate in.