being a judge for the lgec


The LGEC is using a new online portal designed by GlowTouch Technologies. Registration for judges is now open. If you are interested in serving as a judge, please familiarize yourself with the information below and then register.

Each regional competition will need to have its own judges coming from that region. In addition, some judges are needed to judge online rather than in-person.

judges needed

Four types of judges are needed for this year’s event.  

The first judge type is the Business Plan Judge. The second is the Video Judge.

LGEC Pre-Regional Scoring - March 1-10, 2019

Prior to the regional competitions, each team will submit their marketing video and their written plan.  These two components require scoring before the regional.

Judges will be assigned approximately 20 plans or videos to score online. Detailed specific instructions will be sent in February for judges to review the rules and criteria.

The third judge type is the Live Pitch Judge. The fourth is the Tradeshow Customer Judge.

LGEC Live Regional Judging - March 26-29, 2019

Judges will be scoring the teams’ oral pitches and their Tradeshow display/experience. Scoring is done on paper or a computer/tablet (judge provides own).

Pitch Judges should expect to score 6 LGEC team pitches (3 hours), Tradeshow judges will score approx. 20 booths (2 hours).

We will be using an online portal for organization. Click here to register as a judge in your zone.

What Live judging looks like

Prior to the competition, judges will receive location information, parking, judging criteria to consider, and a summary of the teams they will be judging.

8:00 Judges training 

8:45 Welcome from the Lt. Governor

9:00 Competition starts

Teams have 10 minutes to pitch their businesses, judges have 10 minutes for Q&A, and then the judges have 10 minutes to finish scoring while the business team clears out and the next one moves in. 

Lunch will be provided.

Scoring is done on paper or a computer/tablet (judge provides own).

Pitch Judges should expect to score 6 LGEC team pitches, Tradeshow judges will score approx. 20 vendor booths (3 hours).

Judges are not required to stay through the awards time, and will be free to depart at or after lunch.