Volunteer Registration Form

REGIONAL COMPETITION
Community volunteers are needed to judge and time the speech and interview events of the regional competition. The regional competition will be held at Willoughby South High School at 5000 Shankland Road in Willoughby, Ohio on Saturday, January 26, 2019. Novice judge registration will begin at 7:30am. Novice judge training will begin at 7:40am. Experienced judge registration will begin at 8:00am. Experienced judge training will begin at 8:10am. The speech and interview events will conclude by 12:30. Lunch will be provided for all judges following the Speech and Interview Events. We will try to accommodate your request for the following positions; however, we may not be able to honor all requests. No experience necessary.

If you are interested in volunteering for the REGIONAL COMPETITION on Saturday, January 26, 2019, please select your preference:
Interview Judge (Interview judges conduct job-style interviews)Speech Judge (Speech judges evaluate prepared and impromptu speeches)Timer (Person who times speeches)No PreferenceNot Available for Regionals

Would you like to stay for the Regional Competition Judge Lunch?

STATE COMPETITION
Community volunteers are needed to judge and time the speech and interview events of the state competition. The state competition will be held at the Cleveland School of the Arts located at 2064 Stearns Rd in Cleveland. The Interview and Speech Events will take place on Saturday, March 16, 2019. Novice judge registration will begin at 7:30am. Novice judge training will begin at 7:40am. Experienced judge registration will begin at 8:00am. Experienced judge training will begin at 8:10am. Lunch will be provided for all judges and timers following the Speech and Interview Events. The events will conclude by 1:00pm. We will try to accommodate your request for the following positions; however, we may not be able to honor all requests. No experience necessary.

If you are interested in volunteering for the STATE COMPETITION on Saturday, March 16, 2019 please select your preference:
Interview Judge (Interview judges conduct job-style interviews)Speech Judge (Speech judges evaluate prepared and impromptu speeches)Timer (Person who times speeches)No PreferenceNot Available for State
Would you like to stay for the State Competition Judge lunch?

ESSAY JUDGES
Community volunteers are needed to judge the essay event of both the regional and state competitions. Essay judges need to be able to effectively assess standard written English. All essays can be accessed and all scores can be submitted online. Judges will have one week to score the essays at their convenience. Each judge will have approximately 10 to 15 essays to score. When essays are available for scoring, an email will be sent to the email address specified on the registration form that will explain how to access the essays. Also, documents will be provided that will assist judges in scoring essays including the essay rubric. Regional essays will be available for scoring on January 11, 2019 and scores will be due on January 18, 2019. State essays will be available on March 1, 2019 and will be due on March 8, 2019. These dates may be modified depending on potential school closings due to inclement Ohio whether.

Please indicate your availability to judge essays for the Regional competition:
Regional Essay JudgeNot Available for Regionals

Please indicate your availability to judge essays for the State competition:
State Essay JudgeNot Available for State

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(In order to minimize bias, relatives of decathletes are not permitted to judge at competitions.)

Have you ever judged an Academic Decathlon Event in the past?

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