Judges play an important role in the success of Colorado’s Marketing Education Students and the success of the Colorado State Career Development Conference, district conferences, and fall conferences! Register to become a judge and to provide us with information about you that will help us make your experience as a DECA event judge pleasant, fun, and rewarding for you and the young members of Colorado DECA.
The DECA State Leadership Conference, which will be held on February 23-25, 2020, at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. There will be over 3,000 Colorado DECA student participants and your help would be greatly appreciated. We will need between 350-400 judges during our three day conference on February 23, 24 and/or 25. The judging experience will be similar to the local, district or state conferences that you may have judged previously.
Many of you may elect to judge role play events on Monday, February 24th and/or Tuesday, February 25th. The events will run from approximately 7am to 5pm on Monday and from 7am to Noon on Tuesday. If you can only judge on Monday, that is OK. If you are going to judge role play events on Tuesday, we strongly prefer that you also judge on Monday.
However, we will need a number of judges to evaluate students in the written events. In judging written events, you will read papers that students submit prior to the presentations at the conference. The papers are distributed to judges approximately three hours prior to the presentation on Sunday and Monday to judges for evaluation. Following the reading and scoring of the papers you will judge presentations by the student competitors on their papers/projects. We need the written event judges to be at the Broadmoor for the preliminary round on Sunday, February 23rd (approximately 7:30am to 6pm) and the final round on Monday, February 24th (approximately 7am to 5pm). We would like to encourage you to consider judging written events even though they involve a higher commitment level because of the need to read the papers before the presentation. If needed, Colorado DECA will pay for your lodging in Colorado Springs on Sunday evening if you will judge on BOTH Sunday and Monday (written event judges only). There is a question on the online registration form that asks if you need lodging for Sunday night.
When registering for judging at our State DECA conference REMEMBER to hit the Submit button after entering your information. You will receive a confirmation email with a copy of your responses. If you do not receive a confirmation email, you will need to submit a new form (most likely, you entered your email address incorrectly).
As always, your help and support is paramount to the success of this conference. If you volunteer to judge, you should block out the dates with the understanding that you will be judging at the DECA State Conference. Please feel free to invite any of your associates, friends, or neighbors to judge as well. Please ensure they register online to confirm their registration.
Thank you for your support and dedication to Colorado DECA.