Search Close
Plan Your Visit
Outside View of the Indiana Historical Society Building
Plan your visit
Tuesday through Saturday10 a.m. - 5 p.m
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
Save $2 per ticket (adults & seniors) when you purchase online.
Purchase Tickets
Indiana Experience Admission $15 Adults$14 Seniors (60 and over)$5 Youth (ages 5 through 17)$2 Access Pass HoldersFree Children under 5Free IHS MembersFree Educators and Military Free parking with admission in IHS lot off New York Street.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share with Email

Volunteer for National History Day in Indiana

History Day volunteers
History Day volunteers

National History Day in Indiana relies on hundreds of volunteers and special prize sponsors. Click below to learn more about judging or sponsoring a special prize.

Interested in judging? Click the link below to sign up!

2024 NHDI Judge Sign Up

Judges will be asked to watch a virtual webinar prior to their contest date.

We will hold our Regional Contest Judging Webinar on February 7th, 2024 from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM. If you have signed up to judge, please make sure you have registered for the webinar. A recording of the webinar will be available after.

Regional Webinar Registration Link 

If you have questions about judging, please reach out to Claire Anderson at

How to Register to Judge

Click the link below to fill out our judge sign up form.

2024 NHDI Judge Sign Up

For further questions, contact Claire Anderson at

Contest Judge

Contest judges play a vital role in the success of NHDI. Beyond influencing which projects advance to the next level of competition, judges provide valuable feedback for each project they judge. They provide an invaluable service by encouraging student exploration of history and their own interests, practice public speaking skills, and gain confidence in articulating and defending a researched argument. Judges do not have to have any particular knowledge of history or specific subject matter – the best judges are those who enjoy speaking and working with kids in grades 4-12, and those who enjoy learning something new.

Judges are generally needed on contest days at locations around the state from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. They will work with a team of other judges to discuss projects with students and write thoughtful feedback for students to use to improve their projects. All training is provided through digital webinars, PDFs, and other videos. Additional training and orientation will take place the morning of the contest, where additional materials such as rule books will be provided for your reference.

Lunch is provided for all judges. Should you wish to judge with a specific person, please contact Claire Anderson at or share that information when you sign up.

Special Awards Sponsors

At the NHDI state contest, participants may receive special prizes sponsored by cultural institutions around the state. Each award comes with specific criteria that a student must meet, in order to win the prize. These criteria may be narrowly or broadly defined, targeting a specific topic, grade level, project category or social issue. Special prizes offer a chance to encourage inquiry-based learning, individuality and curiosity in young people.

For more information on National History Day in Indiana’s special award sponsorships, email Andrew Halter at

map of area around IHS location
Drop us a line
Let's talk
Full Staff Directory
Our Hours
ExhibitsOpen 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through SaturdayWilliam H. Smith Memorial LibraryOpen 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through SaturdayHistory MarketOpen 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through SaturdayStardust Terrace Café HoursOpen 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
Never miss a story!
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202(317) 232-1882
© 2018 Indiana Historical Society Privacy Policy
The Indiana Historical Society is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization.