Register to Judge

Thank you for your interest in participating as a citizen judge for the 2023 Coolidge Cup. Without you, we could not run this program.

Please use the form below to register for the times that you would like to judge. A live judge training session with coffee and pastries will be offered at 9am in the morning of each day of the tournament. We ask all judges to attend a judge training session before judging their first round.

As a judge you are invited to take part in our onsite lunch and/or dinner on any of the days in which you are judging. If you have any questions, contact Speech and Debate Director Jared Rhoads (

  • You may choose one or both. We will do our best to give you your preference. We have a greater need for judges in debate than in speech.
  • Below are the times for which we will need speech and debate judges for the 2023 Coolidge Cup in Plymouth, Vermont. Please indicate when you would like to judge.
  • Please provide a brief 2-3 sentence bio that we can share with the students. Perhaps say who you are, where you are from, and what you do. (We may edit for length.)
  • Are there any competitors at this tournament who you know you should NOT be assigned to judge for any reason? If so, list their name(s) here. The most common type of conflict would be if you have any children competing or students whom you coach. If not, leave this space blank.
  • We want to make the judging experience as enjoyable, comfortable, and rewarding as possible. If you have any special requests, please let us know here.