Important Update

Due to the major health risks created by the coronavirus, it is with deep disappointment that the Center for Civic Education has decided to cancel the in-person portions of the 2020 We the People National Finals and the National Invitational. We are working on an alternative plan that will involve video hearings that are evaluated and scored by you, our expert judges. We will provide more information in the coming days and weeks. Read our full statement here.


To a large extent the quality of the National Finals experience for students is based
upon the expertise and demeanor of the judges. Seventy-two judges participate in the
competition on Saturday and Sunday and eighteen judges participate on Monday.

Judges, please review the resouces on this webpage. In addition, a packet will be available for
you with more information at the National Finals information desk in the lobby of the
National Conference Center on Friday evening and in the judges' orientation room on Saturday
and Sunday. And, thank you for volunteering to judge at the 2020 National Finals.
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Judges' Resources

We the People High School Textbook

Judges' Orientation Video

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