*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. Visit the Becoming an APHA Approved Judge for more information about the application process.

Resources for Current Judges & Show Management

Judges Code of Conduct & Social Media Guidelines

Judges Scoresheets & Forms

Judge Performance Evaluations

Current Judges Advisory Committee Members

Judges Seminars

Judge Online Directory

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.

Judge Awards

Emeritus Award Application
ONLINE Emeritus Award Application

Tenure Ring Application
ONLINE Tenure Ring Application


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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