JUDGE ANNOUNCEMENT

The Arkansas homeschool speech and debate clubs cordially invite you to participate in our 10th Annual Arkansas Diamond Speech & Debate Tournament. We will have teams from all over the nation competing.

2020 Judge Flier

We Need You!

We are looking for people from the community to volunteer as judges. Serving as a judge is truly both enjoyable and rewarding. Caution: You might get hooked! We have over 900 judge slots to fill. Five-Star buffet including hearty meals, tempting desserts, and coffee supplied all day long in our Judges Hospitality Room, FREE to our community judges!

Am I Qualified?

Yes! Any adult (age 18+ and post-high school) willing to be a judge is qualified. A training session is provided prior to each event to guide you in your role as a judge. The training session requires your attendance, so please arrive 45 minutes before your scheduled judging time.

Resources

Dates and Times

January 23rd - 25th, 2020

Tournament Hours:


  • Thursday, January 23st 7:00 AM- 9:15 PM

  • Friday, January 24th 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM

  • Saturday, January 25th 7:30 AM- 6:15 PM (If you’d like to attend our awards ceremony, it will be 7:00 - 8:30 PM.)

Time Commitment

It only requires a minimum of a 2 ½ - 3 hour commitment.

How to Register

You can commit today by using the Judge's Registration button at the top of this page.

Tournament Location

Geyer Springs First Baptist Church map

Events

Debate
Parliamentary Debate
Policy Debate
Value Debate

Limited Prep Speeches
Apologetics
Extemporaneous
Impromptu (1st and 2nd year students)
Mars Hill Impromptu

Platform Speeches
Expository
Original Oratory
Persuasive

Interpretive Events
Dramatic
Humorous
Open
Duo

Wild Card Speeches
Oratory Analysis

Thank You and Gift

As our gift to you, our Judges' Hospitality room is open all day to relax in, offering complimentary coffee and meal buffet options for you to enjoy.

Thank you for considering serving as a judge at our tournament. We appreciate your time and contribution to investing in the lives of the next generation. Volunteers from the community are a valuable asset in improving our students' public speaking skills!

When you leave the tournament, please stop by the Judge Greeter station so we may give you a special thank you gift!

Juniors Judges

Juniors events are judged by Senior students. For information, go to the Juniors Tournament page.

Questions?
Email Judge Recruitment Coordinator.