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chapter competition for state judges

It is always a struggle to find approx. 200 industry judges for our WTSA State Conference, but most TSA students know someone who would be qualified to be a judge for one of our 60+ events. Washington TSA will waive $1,000 of State Conference fees for the chapter who lines up the most industry judges for the 2019 State Conference (2nd place will receive a $500 waiver, and 3rd place a $250 waiver).

The State Conference will be held at the Doubletree Seatac hotel again this year, March 18-21, 2020. There will be about 10 events with early entry deadlines of Feb. 28th. The rest of the events will be turned in on the morning of the 19th, and judging will take place Thursday afternoon, and all day Friday.

When you are looking for judges, think outside the box. Judges for Essays on Technology could be retired English teachers, or college students, or librarians. Judges for Children’s Stories could be authors, or librarians, or bookstore employees. They could also be teachers for pre-school or primary grades who would be using the books.

For some of our events, we also can use judges off-site, so if you have people who are qualified and willing to judge, but unable to take time off work, we could have them judge early entry events, or events such as Essays on Technology where we could send them the entries.

There are some rules for this competitions:

  • Parents/family/friends of TSA students cannot judge the same level as their student (i.e. a qualified middle school parent could only judge high school events)

  • Judges will have to actually show up and judge to be counted toward that chapter’s number of judges

  • Judges will need to be qualified for the events they are judging, and qualifications will need to be listed

  • We will need contact information (email and cell number) for all potential judges

This is the link to the online form for registering judges:

Questions? Email Mrs. Smith at