You are an important part of what we do. Your ballots are the best! You have insight that the rest of us don't have because you were there. Many of you have gone on to become collegiate competitors, coach in your community, and judge at local tournaments. We do appreciate your expertise and experience.

Thank you for registering to judge and please tell your alumni friends to register as well!

Here are a few things to keep in mind when 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 2021-22 season. All decisions are to be kept confidential until the competitor receives their ballots at the end of the tournament. We ask that you not judge a competitor that you competed against last year, or you have coached.