We are so pleased you are interested in judging our students at the 2020 Tyler Rose! Judges are a vital part of our speech and debate tournaments, and we can't thank you enough for volunteering! No experience necessary! We have a great staff that meets with you prior to judging that ensures you feel confident as you serve.

The students appreciate your written feedback on their performances. It is a significant part of their learning experience and growth, and your investment is greatly appreciated!

What We Need From You
We need a 2.5 to 3-hour commitment from you for judge orientation/training, judging a round, and completing ballots. Please sign up for an event time which fits your schedule. The following is the maximum time you will be needed per round:

Parli Debate Round: 2.5 hours

TP/LD Debate Round: 3 hours

Speech Round: 3 hours

To thank you for your time, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks will be prepared for judges throughout the day. Along with teas and ice water, freshly brewed coffee will be served all day.

Please click on the Schedule for the full tournament schedule. When you register, you will be able to select a time that works best for you. Please note, for all Parliamentary Debate rounds, please arrive 30 minutes prior to the round start time to receive Judge Orientation. For all TP/LD and Speech, please arrive 45 minutes prior to the round start time.

When you are ready to register, click on Judge Registration. If, for some reason, you are unable to fulfill your commitment, please email Keli.Sparks@outlook.com to cancel your registration.

Reminder Emails & Location
Please mark your calendar! We will send you a confirmation email as well as a reminder email with instructions and directions to Colonial Hills Baptist Church.

7330 S Broadway Ave, Tyler, TX 75703

Help us get the word out! Tell your friends and family!

Judge Orientation
You will receive Judge Orientation when you arrive for your rounds. If you would like to learn more about the events before selecting an event time, then feel free to click on the links below.

Parliamentary Debate Orientation

Team Policy Debate Orientation

Lincoln Douglas Debate Orientation

Speech Event Orientation

Speech Event Descriptions

Questions? Please contact Keli Sparks @ Keli.Sparks@outlook.com