Each school is responsible for supplying at least one judge for Regional.
Although all STLP events are free, each school is required to provide one person to act as a judge in order to participate in the day of competition.
A lot of effort goes into making Regionals a great experience for everyone — and the judges play a super-important role in make the day a success. Judges comments alone, can help a team better prepare for the next level of competition — or help a team better understand why they don’t qualify for State. Judges will receive on-site training the morning of the event regarding how to score project, what to look for in a good presentation, and how to gauge a team’s preparedness to thoughtfully discuss their project plans and intended impact. Judges are the last to leave because they will be busy recording final scores and comments. If a school does not provide a judge, the entire school is ineligible for advancing to Level 2 at State Championship.