National History Day in Indiana relies on hundreds of volunteers and special prize sponsors. Click below to learn more about volunteering, judging or sponsoring a special prize.
2020 Contest Dates
Feb. 15 | Ivy Tech Coliseum Campus, Fort Wayne
Feb. 22 | John Young Middle School, Mishawaka
Feb. 29 | Frankling College, Franklin
March 7 | Carmel High School Freshman Center, Carmel
March 13 | University of Evansville, Evansville
March 14 | Hanover College, Hanover
March 18 and 19 | Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis
April 25 (State Contest) | History Center and Indiana Government Center, Indianapolis
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.
General volunteers provide valuable assistance in many areas on contest days. They help with morning registration, exhibit set-up and monitor competition rooms during the contest. Sign up here to volunteer for a NHDI contest. For additional information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (317) 234-7640.
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 Emily Rawlinson at email@example.com or call (317) 233-0588.