National Contest Judges’ Information

The 2021 National History Day Contest will be held June 2021. National History Day (NHD) is looking for historians, educators, and others to judge student projects at this year’s contest. Confirmed judges will receive information about the virtual schedule by email.

Students in 6th through 12th grades conduct extensive research on topics related to an annual theme and present their findings in historical papers, exhibits, documentaries, performances, and websites.

If you have any questions, please contact judges@nhd.org.

Please note: If you would like to judge for your local or affiliate NHD contest, please contact your affiliate coordinator.

Judging Process
Judging Process

NHD relies on consensus judging. That means that instead of giving entries numeric scores, you will be ranking them. If you are confirmed as a judge, you will be assigned to a team of 3 judges, one of whom will be designated as the captain. It is important that everyone on your team agrees on the overall rankings of the entries you judge.


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NHD Contest Rule Book

Download the NEW National History Day Contest Rule Book, effective with the beginning of the 2020-2021 contest year.