The most important word for both judges and organizers is "communication". Some organizers are great at this, some are very lacking in this respect.
Guess which organizers have the most problems getting and keeping judges.
Guess which judges have the most trouble getting a seat.
CBJ # 22569
Member of the 100+ Contest Club
Possibly the only judge ever to get an award from a bunch of cooks
UDS 075 UCB WSM and a bunch of other stuff.