TwitterFightClub 2013 is starting off with a bang! 64 contestants, 16 judges, two days; half the field will be gone before the weekend.
There are four judges for each ‘region.’ The panel’s judgment will count for 50% of the vote, with each judge representing one quarter of that total. The other 50% is based on the popular vote via the public polls below, so make sure to cast your votes! The judging panels are as follows:
‘Northwest Region’ (One seed: @texasinafrica)
‘Northeast Region’ (One seed: @intelwire)
‘Southeast Region’ (One seed: @adamserwer)
‘Southwest Region’ (One seed: @blakehounshell)
Judges and voters alike are encouraged to look at metrics such as: knowledge base; quality of argumentation; innovative thinking; humor, snark, facility with quips, and charisma; and responsiveness to followers. We are looking to crown the best overall natsec/fopo tweeter, so contestants’ full bodies of work on Twitter are fair game, but any work outside of Twitter should not be considered. Everyone is encouraged to make their decisions in their own way.
The first round polls are open until midnight EDT this Thursday, March 21, and we will post the full results Friday morning at 9am. If you want to follow all of the TwitterFightClub action, we are using the hashtag #tfc13 and there is a full contestant list here.
Don’t forget there is still time to submit your bracket for inclusion in the pool! Just get it in to firstname.lastname@example.org before Friday’s results post!
Now to the polls!