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 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
2022 Contest Dates
February 12th | Northeast Region Contest, Columbia City
February 19th | Northwest Region Contest, Mishawaka
February 26th | West Region Contest, Terre Haute
March 5th | Central Region Contest, Carmel
March 9th and 10th | IPS Region Contest, Indianapolis
March 12th | South Region Contest, Franklin
April 30th | State Contest, Indianapolis
Judges will be asked to attend a virtual judging webinar prior to judging for a contest. Dates coming soon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call (317) 234-7641.