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Judging Information

The Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest will be held June 14 – 18, 2015 at the University of Maryland, College Park.
National History Day (NHD) is looking for historians, educators, and others to judge student projects at this year’s contest. Judging will take place on Monday, June 15 for the Junior Division (grades 6-8) and Tuesday, June 16 for the Senior Division (grades 9-12).

 Students in 6th through 12th grades conduct extensive research on topics related to an annual theme and present their findings in historical papers, exhibits, documentaries, performances, and websites.  This year, the theme is Leadership and Legacy in History.  We need judges, so please join us and feel free to pass this invitation on to others!

 Evaluation and discussion with your fellow judges will be an all-day affair.  An orientation session will be held in the Stamp Student Union at 8:30 a.m., prior to judging student projects.  In return for your time and effort, we offer free parking and lunch, endless gratitude, and a positive perspective on our nation’s youth.

How to sign up to be a Judge

 You can call the NHD office at 301-314-9739, or send an email to  with the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Email address
  • Current Mailing Address (so we can send you required information)
  • Telephone Number
  • What day(s) you prefer to judge
    1. Monday, June 15 – Junior Division
    2. Tuesday, June 16 – Senior Division
  • What category(ies) you prefer to judge
If you are interested in the website and/or paper categories, you will be contacted with additional information regarding the specific judging process for those categories.

Please note: this is only for the NHD National Contest. If you would like to judge for your local or state NHD contest, please contact your affiliate coordinator. You can find their contact information here.