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, March 4, 2017

Eastern Washington Regional Contest, (Cheney)
Eastern Washington University
Saturday, March 4, 2017

Northwest Regional Contest, (Bellingham)
Western Washington University
Saturday, March 4, 2017

East Puget Sound Regional Contest,  (Kirkland)
Lake Washington High School
12033 NE 80th St., Kirkland, WA 98033
Saturday, March 4, 2017
8:00am to 1:00pm

Central Washington Regional Contest, (Yakima)
A.C. Davis High School, 212 S 6th Ave.
Saturday, March 4, 2017

North Puget Sound Regional Contest, (Bothell)
Northshore Junior High School, 12101 NE 160th Street
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Olympic Regional Contest, (Bremerton)
Olympic College
Monday, March 20, 2017

South Puget Sound Regional Contest, (Auburn)
Green River Community College
Thursday, March 23, 2017

State Contest, (Auburn)

Green River Community College
Saturday, April 29, 2017
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, contact Mark Vessey at 360-586-0219 or