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 JudgeSouthwest Washington Regional Contest, (Vancouver)
Eastern Washington Regional Contest, (Cheney)
Northwest Regional Contest, (Bellingham)
East Puget Sound Regional Contest, (Kirkland)
12033 NE 80th St., Kirkland, WA 98033
Central Washington Regional Contest, (Yakima)
North Puget Sound Regional Contest, (Bothell)
Olympic Regional Contest, (Bremerton)
South Puget Sound Regional Contest, (Auburn)
State Contest, (Tacoma)
University of Washington - Tacoma Campus
Preliminary rounds 8:00am to 1:00pm
Final rounds 2:00 to 4:00pm
Learn About the Process
- The Judging Process
- Judging Tips
- Judge Positives and Pitfalls
- Sample Questions
- Theme Sheet
- Rule Book and Rule Book Clarification
Judging Instructions by Category
Evaluation Sheets by Category
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.
Register online beginning in January by contacting your regional contest coordinator.