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Judge Sign Up

We're counting on you! By completing this form, you agree with the expectations of History Day judges and are committing to participating. Interested in additional judge training opportunities? See available dates and locations.

Judge Information
The exhibit, documentary, website, and performance categories are judged at the Regional events. BY SELECTING EVENTS BELOW, YOU ARE INDICATING THAT YOU INTEND TO JUDGE AT THAT EVENT.
We need the most judges for first round at State History Day. Experienced judges are welcome to let us know if they are interested and available to judge second round, but there are limited positions available for second round judging. We will contact folks again in April to let them know if they are needed as a final round judge.
Papers are evaluated off-site by teams of judges. Paper judges do not attend a Regional contest. Paper judges receive approximately ten papers via postal mail in early March, review projects, discuss with their judge partner over phone or email, and provide rankings and written comments for each project. Results and comments will be due on Monday, March 23. Paper judges will be confirmed in mid-February. Once confirmed, paper judges will get a link to an online training, which paper judges are encouraged to view.
Please indicate ALL of the categories you will be willing to judge. We will do our best to honor your preference, but please note that you may be asked to judge something else, depending on numbers.
Let us know which age division you would like to judge. Please note that some events are age specific.
Please include any other information you would like the History Day staff to know: Why are you interested in judging? Do you have any mobility issues? Are you affiliated with a school and have conflicts of interest with judging projects from that school?

National History Day in Minnesota is sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society and the University of Minnesota, Department of History
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