If your event has criteria with different weights, you can use the "Multiplier" column on the Criteria panel. **If all your criteria are the same weight, **we recommend you use "1" as your criteria multiplier.

The "Multiplier" column can have any integer value: that's positive numbers, negative numbers, or 0.

Here are some examples:

**Say you have Criteria A, B, and C that add up to 100%.** If A is worth 50% of the score, B is worth 15%, and C is worth 20%, you would enter "50" as the Multiplier for A, "15" as the Multiplier for B, and "35" for the Multiplier for C.

**Say you have a penalty criterion that costs 20 points**. Set the Criterion Minimum Value to 0 and the Max Value to 1. Enter "-20" for the Multiplier.

**Say you have a criterion you want the judges to score, but you don't want it to count towards the overall score. **Enter "0" for the Multiplier.