Parent Judge Information and Requirements:

Judge Orientations will take place 45 minutes prior to each round. However, there will not be orientations before the very first round of the day.

Judging

*Judges must be a high school graduate and 18 or older on January 1 of the NITOC competition year and not have competed in any speech or debate tournaments during the 2018-19 season. This usually means parents, parents of other club members, former debaters who are high school graduates, or friends in the area.

The following commitment is required:

Team Policy: Each debate participant must provide a judge for a minimum of three (3) rounds.

Lincoln Douglas: Each LD debate participant must provide a judge for a minimum of three (3) rounds.

Parli: Each Parli competitor must provide a judge for a minimum of two (2) rounds.

Speech Events: Each speaker must provide a judge for two (2) rounds.

Competitors entered in both Debate and Speech Events events must meet both debate and Speech judge obligations.

Judges should be available for any and every round. If something arises that prohibits you from meeting your judging obligations, please let your coach know so that others in your club can help cover your slots. Thank you!

Parent Judges, please register online. JUDGES NEED TO CHECK IN AT THE BALLOT PUSH TABLE BEFORE EVERY ROUND, REGARDLESS OF WHICH ROUNDS WERE INDICATED ON THE JUDGE REGISTRATION PAGE.

  • Judges need to check in at the judges' table during registration on Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday morning.
  • Parent judges are essential to our tournament. Please check with Ballot Push 30 minutes prior to each round to see if you are needed to judge. Thank you!
  • Orientations will be held 45 minutes before each round or as noted on the schedule.