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Judging a Tournament

Throughout the course of the year leagues from up and down the state rely on judges to make sure that their students get the type of feedback that will help them grow as competitors. Judges can come from college communication classes, teachers and administration at local schools, parents of competing students, or anyone who is two years out of high school, and wants to have a positive impact on student’s lives. Often we receive requests from individuals who are interested in judging at local tournaments, but have no access to information about when, and where they are being held. Still others contact CHSSA hoping to learn more about how to judge. On this page you can find information regarding common judging practices, find tournament information, and see what ballots look like at the state tournament. Feel free to browse, and contact us if you need help getting in contact with local leagues, or to sign up to judge the annual CHSSA State Tournament.

Judge's Handbook (Click Here to Download)

Feel more secure and prepared before tournaments with this helpful handbook. Handbook includes event descriptions, protocol, and instructions. A real How-To for first-time judges, or for anyone looking to brush up on their judging skills.