Info for Judges
Support Student Achievement by Judging at Maryland History Day
Are you interested in helping students meet the challenges of historical research and experience the satisfaction of academic accomplishment? If you want to be part of this growing educational program that reaches over 18,000 Maryland students, we invite you volunteer as a Maryland History Day judge.
Who can serve as a judge?
Humanities scholars, teachers, librarians, museum professionals, and other experts serve as judges.
Judges can choose one of the five categories-research papers, documentaries, dramatic performances, exhibits, and websites-to examine quality of historical research, clarity of presentation, and relationship to theme. Judges review projects, interview student contestants, determine the winners, and provide written, constructive feedback.
When do contests take place?
District competitions are in March.
The state competition is on April 27, 2013. For more information about the contest day (schedule, assignment, parking, campus map, etc.), contact Judy Dobbs.
The National History Day competition is in June.
How do I sign up?
Register online by selecting "Maryland History Day 2013" at the bottom of the page, "Judge" from the drop-down menu, and then "Don't Have a Username or Password? Click here to begin." If you need additional instructions, see this tutorial.
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It takes a lot of resources—time, creativity, money, and manpower—to offer Maryland History Day, particularly when more than 18,000 students participate statewide! You can make a difference. Donate $10.00—enough to cover the costs associated with one student. Message and data rates may apply. Click here for full details.