Judges Resource Guide
Every year more than 200 judges are challenged to find the best presentations and best-prepared competitors from more than 60 categories to represent North Dakota at the international level. This is what our members have been preparing for all year!
How to be a North Dakota Competition Judge
Judges are the lifeblood of our membership year. They are vital to the next step in a member’s DECA career and their future. And with 200 spots needed to be filled every year in 60+ competitive event categories, we’re certain we’ll be able to find a category that suits your industry or professional expertise.
We have two separate opportunities for judges to participate in Fargo and in Bismarck. The Fargo conference is for our Collegiate members and is typically held the second week in February and the Bismarck conference, for high school members, is held the second week March.
The biggest decision you have to make is the amount of time you would like to spend being a judge! Some events warrant 6 hours of judges time where others need 4 hours in the morning so you can get back to your own job duties right after lunch.
Fargo – February 21, from 6:00pm to 9:30pm and February 22, from 8:30am to 12:00pm
You’re invited to join college members in Fargo to decide who will move on to compete in Austin, TX in April! The conference is held at the Holiday Inn Convention and judges check-in is easiest found through the main Hotel entrance. Competitors will be dressed in business professional attire and eager to meet you. Bring yourself and some extra business cards to leave with student’s evaluation forms if you would like them to reach out to you for a role in your company after the competition.
High School DECA
Bismarck- March 4, 2023
You’re invited to join high school members in Bismarck to decide who will move on to compete in Anaheim, CA in April! The conference is held at the Radisson Hotel and judges check-in starts at 8:30am with competition briefings at 9:00am. Competitors will be dressed in business professional attire and eager to meet you. Bring yourself and some extra business cards to leave with student’s evaluation forms if you would like them to reach out to you for a role in your company after the competition.
REGISTER TO JUDGE IN 2024
Judges are needed in Fargo and Bismarck for the State Career Development Conferences at the Collegiate and High School levels.