*For information regarding show and judge rules during the COVID-19 pandempic, visit the COVID-19 Updates page.

Becoming an APHA-approved judge is a stringent process, designed to award judging cards to only the most qualified applicants. We strive to develop high-quality judges who are able to precisely evaluate and rank entries in a variety of classes, in keeping with rules set forth by the association.
Resources for Current Judges & Show Management

Judges Scoresheets & Forms

APHA-approved downloadable score sheets and tally cards for your convenience.

Judges Committee

View a current list of APHA Judges Committee members and their contact information.


Access the on-line directory of APHA-approved judges. Organized by state, each listing includes contact information, details about the judge’s experience and status and a photo if available. Planning a show? Download a sample judge’s contract.


Learn more about becoming an APHA-approved Judge

Becoming an APHA Approved Judge

Find out what it takes to become an APHA-approved judge. Download application and instructions for prospective regular and European judges.


Each year, the Judges Committee invites selected judge applicants to attend the applicant school. All APHA judges are required to attend an APHA-approved seminar once every three years. Find out more about seminars held in the U.S. and Europe.


Learn how to evaluate a judges performance and download judge evaluation forms.

For more information, contact APHA Senior Director of Judges, Shows & Education, David Dellin by phone at (817) 718-4223 or by e-mail at ddellin@apha.com.



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