Each speech ballot pack contains a rules/judge info cover-sheet,
a guide sheet on how to assign ratings to ranks for judges, and
7 ballots. To personalize the ballots for your tournament,
please edit the Header on page 3 — it will change the header on
all subsequent pages. Then print and copy — collated, 1 staple —
and you have your ballots ready to go for each room!
If you are hosting a virtual tournament OR using ONLINE BALLOTS at an in-person tournament,
a. Click the link above and download the 2021 Judge Instructions Master Document.
b. Cut and paste the first page of the document (the ratings guide) and put it in the box MESSAGE BENEATH THE SCORES for each event.
c. Post the appropriate rules for that specific event into the online ballots in the TEXT ON TOP OF BALLOTS space. Post the whole page (summary of rules, judging criteria, etc.).
(SETTINGS/EVENTS/specific event/BALLOTS AND RULES)
For debate ballots, schools are encouraged to use the ballots published by the National Speech and Debate Association.
Congressional Debate — Speech Evaluation and Presiding Officer Evaluation
Note that the PFD ballot at the link above is for the “pilot” rules KHSSL has adopted for 2019-2020 and for early 2020-2021 (until NSDA meets to decide if rules stay or go).