1. Each judge must have at least a baccalaureate degree in the category he or she is judging (an advanced degree is preferred – especially in science). If not degreed, the individual should be employed as a professional in the category field. Junior College or College Professors often make good judges. They are familiar with the level of work a high school student should produce. Professional Architects, Engineers, Journalists, Actors, Painters, Gallery Owners, Newspaper Publishers, etc. are good candidates for judges.

2. Each category must have a minimum of three (3) qualified judges.

3. Judges must not have any contact with or be any relation to students who may be competing in the category they are judging. (This eliminates participants’ high school teachers and local ACT-SO coaches/mentors from serving as judges. The integrity of the competition is compromised when high school, middle and elementary school teachers serve as judges for students they may have taught or mentored.)

4. Judges must be available for the entire judging period/process.

5. Judges who have judged a local competition may judge on the National level, but not in the same category as a student they may have already judged at a local competition.

I am interested in serving as a judge in the following category(ies):
Please select up to 3 choices of areas in which you are competent to judge.

Please upload your Resume or Bio. Files accepted: doc, docx, rtf, pdf, txt. Maximum 800KB.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt rtf pdf doc docx.
I am available to volunteer as a judge on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. at the Regional ACT-SO Competition. Location TBA.