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.
What does virtual judging look like this year?
Click the link below to register to judge at our state contest!
Interested in judging multiple contests?
First register to judge one contest of your choosing. Once you have created an account for that contest, select the “Judging” option at the top of your profile page then select “External Portal.” Through the External Portal, you can request to judge any additional regional contests.
Click the link below for instructions on how to register to judge! Scroll down and click the “Contest Judge” tab for video instructions.
Judging Registration Instructions
2021 Virtual Contest Dates
May 1st | State Contest
Register to judge here.
Due to new rules and the virtual format of the contests, all judges are required to view our judging webinar. A link to the webinar is available below:
Judging Webinar – View Here
Contest judges play a vital role in the success of NHDI. Beyond choosing the projects to advance, judges provide valuable feedback for each project they judge. We are looking for judges who have a background in history, education, media, museums, libraries, etc., and who want to share their love of learning with Indiana students.
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 Kathy Clark at email@example.com or call (317) 234-7641.