WELCOME TO JUDGE CENTRAL


We are operating under PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME. ⏰ Posting are in PDT.



Questions? Talk to Judge Help!


QUICK LINKS

BALLOT PUSH: Get in line for a ballot 1 hour before your scheduled round:

1.COMMUNITY & ALUMNI JUDGES

2. PARENT JUDGES


BALLOT ACCESS: Open your ballot at STOATRAX.COM

COMPETITION ROOMS:

BALLOT RETURN:

Complete Your Ballot Within 45 Minutes. ⏰ Thank you!


Need help once in your Competition Room? Click "Ask for Help"!

 


 

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Time: each round you judge will take ~2.5 to 3 hours
  • Tech: stable high-bandwidth internet, dedicated computer with webcam
  • Webcam: must be activated for the entire time you are judging
  • Browser: Firefox, Chrome or Safari. (Microsoft Explorer and Edge DON'T work with StoaTraX.)
  • Training: click below based on your event

TRAINING VIDEOS

  1. Log into your StoaTraX Account
  2. Speech Judge Orientation
  3. Team Policy and Lincoln Douglas Debate Judge Orientation
  4. Parliamentary Debate Judge Orientation
  5. How to Complete a Speech Ballot
  6. How to Complete a Debate Ballot

 


 

5 STEPS TO JUDGING

STEP 1: Know your Judging Times

STEP 2: Get a Ballot - 1 hour before your round

STEP 3: Get Questions Answered

  • Go to Judge Help for all questions and assistance both before and after your round.

STEP 4: Go to your Competition Room

  • Click on the room number that corresponds to the one on your ballot.
  • Access your ballot on StoaTraX.com

STEP 5: Watch your round and fill out your ballot.

  • For DEBATE events, after you click "Complete Ballot," you are completely finished.
  • For SPEECH events, after you click "Complete Ballot," you must go to Ballot Return to review your ballots with tournament staff: BALLOT RETURN.


Complete Your Ballot Within 45 Minutes. ⏰ Thank you!



RESOURCES

FLOWSHEETS


SPEECH BALLOTS (for note-taking)


DEBATE RULES


SPEECH EVENT RULES