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Tuesday through Saturday10 a.m. - 5 p.m
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202
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We need your help

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?

  • Judges will be given projects at the beginning of the contest week and may view those projects at their convenience throughout the week.
  • Judges will meet with their judging group to come to a consensus on projects.
  • Judges will have 2 options for collaborating with their judging group. They can:
    1. communicate with their judging group through email or phone
    2. meet with their judging group on the Saturday of the contest week in a Zoom breakout room provided by NHDI staff
    The Zoom will remain open from 9am to 4pm. Though we do not require it, we highly recommend this option. We will have staff on hand all day to help with any questions. 
  • The entire judging process typically takes about 6 hours (includes reviewing projects and discussion with the judging group).

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 Judge

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.


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 Kathy Clark at or call (317) 234-7641.

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