Thank you for volunteering to judge the National History Day Contest!
You are a most important element of the contest as you will be giving students a chance to talk about their research and work as well as giving them written constructive feedback. Students use this feedback to improve their projects after each contest on their way to Nationals in June.
There are two divisions: Junior and Senior. The Junior Division is comprised of middle school students, grades 6-8. The Senior Division is comprised of high school students, grades 9-12. The categories can be done individually or by a group with the exception of Papers.
If you are judging websites or papers, you will receive the entries about two weeks prior to the contest. All other entries are judged onsite on the contest date.
After speaking to the students, each set of judges will confer to decide an order ranking of the entries.