Maryland Humanities Council

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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.

What's involved?
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 begin in February and run through March.
The state competition is on May 2, 2015.  For more information about the contest day (schedule, assignment, parking, campus map, etc.), contact Judy Dobbs.
The National History Day competition is June 14-18, 2015

How do I sign up?
Register online and select "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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