January 11-13, 2024

Yes, you are qualified! No experience necessary!


Dallas Baptist University
3000 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas, Texas 75211
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The Judge Area is located on the bottom floor in Pilgrim Chapel. Follow the signs downstairs to Sadler Hall.
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How You Can Help

We are so pleased you are interested in judging our students at the New Year's Resolution 2024 speech and debate tournament at Dallas Baptist University. Judges are a vital part of our speech and debate tournaments, and we can't thank you enough for volunteering!

The students benefit from your written evaluation of their performances. It is a significant part of their learning experience and growth, and your investment is greatly appreciated!

Help us get the word out! Tell your friends and family!

What We Need From You

We need a 2.5 to 3-hour commitment from you for judge orientation/training, judging a round, and completing ballots. Please sign up for an event time which fits your schedule. The following is the maximum time you will be needed per round:

Parli Debate Round: 2.5 hours

TP/LD Debate Round: 3 hours

Speech Round: 3 hours

Coffee, tea, and meals will be available to thank you for your time.


Please click on Schedule for the full tournament schedule. When you register, you will be able to select a time that works best for you.

For Parliamentary Debate rounds, please arrive 30 minutes prior to the round start time to receive Judge Orientation. For Team Policy/Lincoln Douglas Debate and Speech rounds, please arrive 45 minutes prior to the round start time.

When you are ready to register, click on Judge Registration. Please mark your calendar! We will also send you a confirmation email as well as a reminder email. If you don't see the emails, please check your spam folder.

If for some reason you are unable to fulfill your commitment, please email registrar@invictusfides.org to cancel your registration.

Judge Orientation

You will receive judge training when you arrive for your rounds. If you would like to learn more now, click on the links below.

Debate Event Descriptions

Parliamentary Debate Orientation

Team Policy Debate Orientation

Lincoln Douglas Debate Orientation

Speech Event Descriptions

Speech Event Orientation

Questions? Please contact Tammy Flood at registrar@invictusfides.org.