Community Judge Information

Thank you for your willingness to volunteer as a judge at our Shamrock Showdown debate tournament. We hope you are encouraged by what you see.

To register for judging, please use the tab at the top of the page or the link below and follow the prompts. If a competitor has invited you, we ask that you indicate that by typing their name in the conflict box so as to keep the integrity of the judging pool pure.

Judge Qualifications: Judges are considered non-participants who are 18 years or older and have graduated from high school.

On the day of the tournament, please follow the signs to the Community Judge Check-In table. You will then be directed to your orientation room.

Please arrive 30 minutes before the start of the round that you signed up for. If you signed up to judge speech, here is a link to a training video that will help you be prepared.
Speech Training Video

If you are judging debate, there are 3 different styles to choose from. Here are the links to each judge orientation slide show to help you be prepared.
Lincoln Douglas
Team Policy

Once you have registered online, we will email you the tournament address and time for you to arrive to judge.

If you have any questions, please email the judge coordinator at

Thank you for your time!