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Your judge hub for the 2022-2023 school year!

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Do you need a judge for an upcoming tournament?

Judges watching 2 students perform

Do you want to  judge an upcoming tournament?

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Questions about judging?

FAQs

What is the NSDA’s role in this process?

The NSDA is offering this board as service to tournament directors, schools, teams, and judges. The NSDA in no way endorses the judges that offer their time. Each school should follow their district/school’s applicable policies for hiring and vetting. Additionally, the NSDA will not be involved in any financial agreement between a school and a judge.

How much should judges get paid?

Schools and judges determine their own rates. A commonly observed rate is around $20-$30 per hour-long round.

How often is this list updated?

Judges have signed up on the judge board within this academic year. The list is cleared each July and judges must sign-up again for the next academic year.

Who can sign up to judge?

Anyone who has graduated high school is welcome to sign up to judge. From there, each school should follow its district/school’s applicable policies for hiring and vetting. Additionally, the NSDA will not be involved in any financial agreement between a school and a judge.

Who should I contact with my questions and/or concerns about this process?

Please direct your emails to Eli Woody at eli.woody@speechanddebate.org

Sign Up to Judge

Interested in being a judge for NSDA-affiliated and/or school-affiliated tournaments? Sign up below!

Judges are some of the most vital contributors to the speech and debate community. For many tournaments, judges are the limiting factor without which tournaments would not be possible.

Sign up below to use your skills and expertise so more students can compete in speech and debate!

Judges for Hire

Here is a list of contacts in the speech and debate community who have indicated their interest in judging NSDA-affiliated and/or school-affiliated tournaments. If your school needs to hire a judge, use the information provided and reach out directly. Any hiring of judges is an agreement between the tournament/school and the judge, and is not endorsed by the National Speech & Debate Association. When you hire, please consider getting a background check or requesting proof of a background check.

You can filter the list by using the search box or sort by clicking any of the headers. Select the + button next to an entry’s name to find more information.

Click the blue plus sign () to the left of each row to learn more about each judge’s details. 

NameIn-personVirtual/OnlineStateWhat time zone are you located in?In what year did you graduate high school?Judge's PronounsSPEECHDEBATEINTERPEmailAre you interested in volunteering, being compensated, or both? Check all that apply.Where are you available to judge? Check all that applyWhat is your current role with speech and debate? Check all that applyDescribe your experience with S&D and/or judging?I have completed the free NSDA Cultural Competency course for judges.Any other information we should know?Are you interested in being hired to judge the 2023 National Tournament in Phoenix/Mesa on June 11-16?
NameIn-personVirtual/OnlineStateWhat time zone are you located in?In what year did you graduate high school?Judge's PronounsSPEECHDEBATEINTERPEmailAre you interested in volunteering, being compensated, or both? Check all that apply.Where are you available to judge? Check all that applyWhat is your current role with speech and debate? Check all that applyDescribe your experience with S&D and/or judging?I have completed the free NSDA Cultural Competency course for judges.Any other information we should know?Are you interested in being hired to judge the 2023 National Tournament in Phoenix/Mesa on June 11-16?