Join Us as a Volunteer Judge!

Volunteer Judges are crucial to our mission, nurturing critical thinking and public speaking skills in students. If you're 18 or older and not in high school, you're qualified! 

Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders

Critical Thinkers
in the Making

Shape future leaders by providing valuable feedback in presentations and debates, fostering critical thinking skills.

Nurturing Public
Speaking Prowess

Empower students to become confident and articulate communicators with your constructive critiques and guidance.

Your Contribution, 
Their Growth

Make a difference with just a few hours of your time. Choose between online and in-person 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).

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.
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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