I have been judging for over 12 years for East High School. Most of those 12 years I have judged at TFA State and Nationals. Last year I judged finals of P.O.I at Nationals. Over the years I have judge everything from debate to i.e events.
Debate: When it comes to debate (CX,LD,PF), I am not a fan super progressive arguments. Linking evidence is important. If you run a K please do it correctly. When it comes to LD and PF, there is no need to talk a mile a minute. In all debates I like to see clash and I take the entire debate into consideration.
Congress: I vote on actively with in the chamber. I look at speeches, questions, and answering. I like to see engagement within the chamber. I also expect the P.O to run a smooth organized chamber.
Extemp: I want to hear evidence from good sources. I look for original takes on the topics. I do not like kids reading their speech’s. I want to hear their opinions and take on it.