Judges Resources

Judges and volunteers are needed at all levels of the History Day competition. Judges evaluate the students' entries and provide the positive and constructive feedback that is essential to the learning process. Volunteers are critical to maintaining a smooth event, helping with registration, room monitoring, and other support duties.

You can request a judging assignment in a category that aligns with your profession or experience. If you have no preference, we'll find a category that needs your help. Prior to the History Day competition you will receive your judging assignment with the information for the corresponding category. The packet you receive will also contain information about the time and location of your judge orientation session as well as further instructions. Please review all materials carefully.

Register as a Judge

Southwest Washington Regional Contest, (Vancouver)
Cascade Middle School, 13900 NE 18th St.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Northwest Regional Contest
Lake Washington High School, 12033 NE 80th St., Kirkland
A.C. Davis High School, 212 S 6th Ave., Yakima
Northshore Junior High School, 12101 NE 160th Street, Bothell
Saturday, March 10, 2018

Olympic Regional Contest, Bremerton
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Preliminary rounds 8:00am to 1:00pm
Final rounds 2:00 to 4:00pm


Learn About the ProcessHistory Day Picture of Girls and Project

Judging Instructions by Category 

Evaluation Sheets by Category

Event Information

Your event coordinator will provide specific logistical information about the day of competition, including event locations, times, and the specific NHD category you will be judging. On the day of the event, the event coordinator will also provide a brief judge orientation to familiarize you with the program.

 View List of Regional Contests


Register online beginning in January by contacting your regional contest coordinator.

For more information, please contact Katie DeMar-Aldrich, National History Day Coordinator,, 253-798-5921.