The people I judged with helped me to understand what was required for a good debate, along with understanding what it was like to be a judge.
– Pupil judge, St Andrew’s Day Tournament


Support our work with schools and get involved with debating by becoming a judge for our schools’ debating and public speaking competitions.

We are enormously grateful to all the volunteers who willingly give up their evenings to judge our schools’ debating and public speaking competitions, including teachers, debates coaches, school pupils, university students, past debaters, and members of the public with an interest in debating.

If you are interested in getting involved with the judging of the competitions we’d be absolutely delighted.

If you have previous experience of judging that’s fantastic, but we can also provide training for those new to judging, or new to judging particular formats. Ties take place in the evenings and it’s entirely down to you how much time you would like to commit. One tie or many, we appreciate your help!


For more information about judging our competitions, please do send us an email or give us a call.

If you would like to apply to be a judge, please complete a Judging Contact Form.

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