Judges Needed!

As the State Conference draws closer, we find ourselves in need of more judges. If you are able to help, please fill out the form here linked below ASAP. Advisors, parents, and other chaperones all make great judges. Given the virtual format of this year’s conference, there will be varied opportunities for judging. As always, we will need plenty of volunteers to make the event a success. The conference will have two portions, and you can participate in either or both:

  • Preliminary judging: Students will submit their projects online. You will receive a scoring rubric and a list of submissions on or about March 30, and you will have until April 9 to evaluate them at your own convenience.
  • Judging during the conference: Real-time interviews, contests, and other competitions will take place throughout the day on April 15 and 16. Judging during the conference will require interaction, most likely in a video format, with students and/or fellow judges.
    • Advisors willing to judge and/or coordinate a competitive event can have their $60 registration fee waived.
    • Sign up here: judges’ sign-up form. Please feel free to forward to other teachers, parents, alumni, community members. Every effort will be made to avoid conflicts of interest.


Please let me know if you have any questions/concerns. One of the great things about PA-TSA is the willingness of those involved to jump in and do whatever is necessary to do what’s best for our kids. Thanks for considering - see you soon! 


Lauren Lapinski

PA-TSA State Conference Director