Join us as a volunteer judge!

Community volunteers are a crucial part of our mission to challenge and equip young people to communicate truth with integrity and grace.

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Empowering Tomorrow's Communicators

Your perspective
makes a difference!

Help students foster speaking and thinking skills by providing your valuable feedback on thier presentations and debates.

Feel equipped with our judge resources.

We offer a wide range of resources to help you understand our events and feel prepared to judge. See our Judge Quick Start Page to begin.

Flexible options and schedules.

Each round of judging takes 2-3 hours. Choose between online and in-person tournaments for maximum flexibility.

NCFCA Tournaments

Choose a tournament on the map or use the filter below to narrow down options by region, state, or type (online or national).

San Antonio, TX Qualfier

February 29, 2024 - March 2, 2024

University Baptist Church of San Antonio

6465 Babcock Rd.
San Antonio, TX, 78249

REGION 12

Collierville, TN Qualifier

February 29, 2024 - March 2, 2024

The Orchard Church

3690 S Houston Levee Rd
Collierville, TN, 38017

REGION 7

Tulsa, OK Qualifier

February 29, 2024 - March 2, 2024

Eastwood Baptist Church

948 S. 91st E Avenue
Tulsa, OK, 74112

REGION 11

Moot Court National Open 3

March 4, 2024 - March 5, 2024

National Online

Online

Lincoln, NE Qualifier

March 4, 2024 - March 6, 2024

College View Church

4801 Prescott Ave.
Lincoln, NE, 68506

REGION 5

Cary, NC Qualifier

March 7, 2024 - March 9, 2024

The Shepherd's Church

6051 Tryon Road
Cary, NC, 27518

REGION 9

Grand Rapids, MI District 2 Qualifier

March 7, 2024 - March 9, 2024

Grace Christian University

1011 Aldon St SW
Grand Rapids, MI, 49509

REGION 6

Fort Worth National Mixer

March 13, 2024 - March 16, 2024

Texas Baptist College

2001 W. SEMINARY DRIVE
FORT WORTH, TX, 76115

FORT WORTH, TX

Sarasota, FL Region 8 Qualifier

March 14, 2024 - March 16, 2024

The Tabernacle Church

4141 DeSoto Road
Sarasota, FL, 34235

REGION 8

Pittsburgh, PA Qualifier

March 14, 2024 - March 16, 2024

Trinity Christian School

299 Ridge Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15221

REGION 10

Gilbert, AZ Qualifier

March 14, 2024 - March 16, 2024

Park University

92 W Vaughn Ave #101
Gilbert, AZ, 85233

REGION 4

Post Falls, ID National Mixer

March 18, 2024 - March 21, 2024

Ross Point Camp & Conference Center

820 South Ross Point Road
Post Falls, ID, 83854

Post Falls, ID

Montgomery, AL Qualifier

March 19, 2024 - March 21, 2024

Faulkner University

5345 Atlanta Hwy
Montgomery, AL, 36109

REGION 7

Greendale, WI District 1 Qualifier

March 20, 2024 - March 22, 2024

Martin Luther High School

5201 S 76th St, Greendale, WI 53129
Greendale, WI, 53129

REGION 6

Kaneohe, HI Qualifier

March 21, 2024 - March 23, 2024

Ko'olau Baptist Church

45-633 Keneke St.
Kaneohe, HI, 96744

REGION 1

Louisville, KY All Region Qualifier

April 3, 2024 - April 5, 2024

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

2825 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY, 40280

REGION 6

Prairie Village, KS Qualifier

April 4, 2024 - April 6, 2024

Nall Avenue Baptist Church

6701 Nall Avenue
Prairie Village, KS, 66208

REGION 5

Huntsville, TX Qualifier

April 4, 2024 - April 6, 2024

First Baptist Church Huntsville

1229 Avenue J
Huntsville, TX, 77340

REGION 12

Moot Court National Open 4

April 8, 2024 - April 9, 2024

National Online

Online

Online Spring National Open

April 10, 2024 - April 13, 2024

National Online

Online

Augusta, GA Region 8 Championship

April 25, 2024 - April 27, 2024

First Presbyterian Augusta

642 Telfair St
Augusta, GA, 30901

REGION 8

Omaha, NE Region Championship

April 25, 2024 - April 27, 2024

West Hills Church

3015 S. 82nd Avenue
Omaha, NE, 68124

REGION 5

Mesa, AZ Region 4 Championship

April 25, 2024 - April 27, 2024

Red Mountain Community Church

6101 East Virginia Street
Mesa, AZ, 85215

REGION 4

Cypress, TX Regional Championship

April 25, 2024 - April 27, 2024

Cypress Bible Church

11711 Cypress North Houston Rd.
Cypress, TX, 77429

REGION 12

Chelmsford, MA Region 10 Championship

April 25, 2024 - April 27, 2024

Immanuel Church

301 Boston Road
Chelmsford, MA, 1824

REGION 10

Honolulu, HI Region 1 Championship

May 2, 2024 - May 4, 2024

International Church of Oahu

20 Dowsett Avenue
Honolulu, HI, 96817

REGION 1

Farmers Branch, TX Regional Championship

May 2, 2024 - May 4, 2024

First Baptist Farmers Branch

13017 William Dodson Pkwy
Farmers Branch, TX, 75234

REGION 11

Oak Ridge, TN Regional Championship

May 2, 2024 - May 4, 2024

Central Baptist Church

130 Providence Rd.
Oak Ridge, TN, 37830

REGION 7

Cedarville, OH Region 6 Championship

May 6, 2024 - May 9, 2024

Cedarville University

251 N Main St.
Cedarville, OH, 45314

REGION 6

Virginia Beach VA Regional Championship

May 7, 2024 - May 9, 2024

Regent University

1000 Regent University Dr
Virginia Beach, VA, 23464

REGION 9

Moot Court National Championship

May 31, 2024 - June 7, 2024

Anderson University

316 Boulevard
Anderson, SC, 29621

Anderson, SC

National Championship 2024

June 2, 2024 - June 7, 2024

Anderson University

316 Boulevard
Anderson, SC, 29621

Anderson, SC
  • "The students participating in the NCFCA competitions on our campus are a breath of fresh air; bringing encouragement and hope as future leaders. Equally encouraging are the parents and staff of NCFCA; modeling a high level of engagement and professionalism to the students they serve as well as our campus community. We are blessed each time we join together to create unique opportunities for these students."
    Bryon D. Krueger
    VP for Finance and Operations at the University of Northwestern
  • "It was inspiring to be part of this event. It gives me hope to see so many thoughtful and articulate young men and women exploring deep ideas and societal issues with a Biblical and Theistic foundation. God was glorified by this competition."
    Volunteer Community Judge
  • "Keep on keeping on! This is one of the most productive youth programs with which I've ever been associated."
    Volunteer Community Judge
  • "I volunteer with several nationally-known organizations and have never encountered a volunteer event this organized and this impactful."
    Volunteer Community Judge
  • "I love being a community judge and look forward to every competition."
    Volunteer Community Judge

Frequently Asked Questions

AM I QUALIFIED TO JUDGE?
In order to offer competitors varied feedback and encourage them to be universal in their impact, NCFCA values a diverse judge pool. In addition to our parent judges, we actively recruit people from all walks of life who may or may not have judging experience. We intentionally extend judging invitations to judges with worldviews which are both similar to and different from those of NCFCA competitors. See our Judge Quick Start Page to begin.
WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS TO JUDGE?
A judge must be at least 18 years old, must not be currently enrolled in high school, and must not have been eligible to compete in any NCFCA event during the current season. Please direct any questions regarding a judge’s eligibility based on age, graduation, or competition eligibility status to the National Judge Coordinator at [email protected].

Relationship
Judges must be unrelated to the competitors they are assigned to judge.

Re-Judging
A judge should not judge a specific speaker more than one time in the same prepared speech or on the same side of a debate round in any given tournament. The same judge may judge a speaker in a different event or more than one time in limited preparation speeches.
WHERE CAN I PREVIEW PREVIOUS SPEECH AND DEBATE ROUNDS?
WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
Please contact us at [email protected]
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