Minnesota's History Day competition is one of the most vibrant in the nation; each year 30,000 kids around the state explore historical topics through projects ranging from performances, exhibits and documentary films to websites and research papers. In a typical year, more than 50 Minnesota students go to the National History Day competition in Washington D.C.
Evaluating History Day projects is interesting and rewarding for you - and it really helps young people develop their skills and abilities. History Day judges review entries in their preferred category, give students feedback and select which projects advance from the regional to the state and national events. The time commitment can be as little as one five-hour event or extend to multiple competitions in different venues; you can even judge papers at home.
More than 500 regional event judges are needed throughout the month of March and all around the state. State History Day requires a volunteer force of 200 judges. Judges evaluate the work of young researchers studying topics related to an annual theme. Be a part of Minnesota students’ successes as they learn and grow through History Day.