Based upon feedback from several creatives, we are announcing few changes effective today:
1. No deduction in points on a rating downgrade:
If you receive a high rating, which is later downgraded to a lower rating, you will no longer lose points. We will remember the “highest rating” ever received on your entry for the purpose of point award.
2. No impact to percentile score in case of a rating downgrade:
Same as point #1. Your percentile scores will no longer be affected if you receive a lower rating on an entry which previously received a high rating. On the contrary, if you receive an “upgrade” on your rating, you will earn the additional points and the percentile score will take into account your higher rating.
In other words, we will use the highest rating you ever received on an entry to decide your points as well as stats. This way, if a CH eliminates certain entries as they continue to refine their shortlist, it will not have any effect on your stats.
This change is effective immediately and will apply to any new ratings received starting today.