Become a Tournament Judge

Dallas Urban Debate tournaments are rigorous academic competitions. For our students, tournaments are a rare opportunity to have their ideas about important issues considered seriously by adults. Judging is a great way to interact with and help our students by observing them during competition and providing feedback. 


Judges are vital to the success of tournaments! No experience required.


There are two steps required to serve as a judge.


Step 1 - Register with Voly! 


Visit: www.voly.org

Select "Create an Account" in the upper right-hand corner. 

Select "Volunteer"

Enter "Dallas Urban Debate Alliance" in the search box.

Once you have created an account, select the "Agencies" tab in the upper right-hand corner and enter "Dallas Urban Debate Alliance" in the search box. Sign up for your desired tournament/shift. 


Step 2 - Create a Tabroom Account!

Visit www.tabroom.com

Select "Sign-up" in the upper right-hand corner and follow the registration instructions.

*Remember your password, you will need it when you arrive at the tournament. 

Once your account is created, you can sign-up to Judge. 

Log in to your account and type "DUDA" in the search box in the upper right-hand corner.  

Scroll down to select your desired tournament.

Select the "Judge Sign-Up" Tab

Under Judge Categories on the right, select the "Policy" tab

Add your desired "shift" in the special requests/notes box, i.e., all-day, morning or afternoon. 

Select "Register to Judge"


You are all set! 


For more information, email our Administgrative Director, CeCe More, at cece@dallasurbandebate.org