Prepare for a Competition

Required Materials and Rules

The Judging Process

Nervous about judging at a contest? You're not alone! Most students are nervous. In reality, however, you've already done the hard work of creating a project. Look forward to your interview as a chance to discuss your project with the judges. Judges are volunteers interested in learning more about the process you went through to create your project and what you've learned about your topic. They aren't there to quiz or scare you!

Video Overviews

Each contest will look a little different, depending on the location and the time of day. Take a look at some of our videos and get a better idea about what to expect.

Event-Specific Information





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