If you are judging and do not have a child competing, you are called a community judge. We are extremely grateful for your willingness to help our children develop effective communciation skills. Be assured that you are qualified to critique their efforts. You evaluate communication almost every day—when you hear a commercial, read a package, watch a program on television, or participate in a discussion. Training is provided to help you to be comfortable as a judge, to acquaint you with the ballots, and to equip you to provide helpful feedback for the students.

If you would like to prepare ahead of time (and this is NOT a requirement), you may go to the NCFCA webpage and scroll down to the section entitled "Speech" or "Debate."

To begin the registration process, just click on the Judge Registration tab. Please know that we will schedule you to judge for any of the rounds you select as "Available." However, because it is difficult to listen to all the competitors and complete your ballots before the next round of events would start, we ask you not select back-to-back or consecutive rounds.

We ask that you arrive 45 minutes BEFORE the first round you select as "Available." This will allow us to get you checked in and trained before the round begins. Please check in at the judges’ table when you arrive.

As a small token of our appreciation, you can enjoy substantial snacks in the judges' lounge as you work on your ballots.

If you have any questions about judging, please feel free to contact our Judge Coordinator, Kelly Wallpe, at quovadislaf@gmail.com . Once again, we thank you for your time.