Debate Contest Seeks Judges

11:44 am January 2nd, 2014

NCFCA (National Christian Forensic Communication Association), the third largest speech and debate organization in the nation, along with Firm Foundation Speech and Debate Club, a local home school speech and debate group, are bringing into the area a National Open Speech and Debate Competition. This competition will be held at Northwest Nazarene University on January 9th – 11th, 2014.

Over 250 home schooled students from across the nation will be competing in both Lincoln-Douglas and Team Policy debate as well as Interpretive, Platform and Limited Preparation speeches.  The top individuals in each area garner an invitation straight to the National Championship that will take place next June, bypassing the Regional Invitational qualification.  Over the last few years, our local group has had several competitors qualify for the National Competition and they have done remarkably well.

To facilitate this event we are looking for over 250 community judges willing to come and donate of their time.  Each round you judge is a three hour commitment which includes a judge orientation.  You may judge as little as one round on one day or as many as several rounds over all three days.  There are plenty of slots available to fit into your schedules.  No experience in either speech or debate is necessary.  To sign up please visit, select judges, the state of Idaho, ID National Open, and follow the prompts to register as a judge during the timeframe that works well for you.

If you have questions contact Deanne, the judge coordinator, at or 208.890.5475.

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