National History Day in Idaho Needs Judges!
Judging is an exciting way to connect with students, support your community, and learn about history. Judges evaluate the work of student researchers studying historical topics related to an annual theme. They work in teams to review entries in a specific category, interview students, provide constructive feedback, and determine which students advance to the next level of competition. Students rely on constructive feedback from judges to help them improve their projects and continue to advance.
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Virtual Contests for National History Day in Idaho 2021
As you know, NHD looks a little different this year compared to years’ past. All our NHD in Idaho contests will be held virtually. Please know, this was not an easy decision to make. We considered the safety of students, teachers, families, and volunteers, as well as availability and cost of venues, and the ability for NHD staff and students to travel.
How Will a Virtual Contest Work?
We need volunteers to judge for four regional contests as well as the Idaho State Contest. Judges will use the NHD online judging portal. Monday evening of the contest week we will host a virtual judges’ orientation and training. Tuesday through Friday of the contest week judges will review student projects. Saturday of the contest week judges will interview students virtually, and meet as a team to determine results.
Similar to an in-person contest, virtual judging can take an estimated six to eight hours. This time commitment can be broken up over the course of a week.
In order to participate virtually, judges will need consistent access to a laptop, desktop, or tablet computer with a stable Internet connection.
Judging Instructions & Training Materials
Judging Timeline by Region
Judging Assignment Emailed
Friday, February 26
Live Judges Training
Monday, March 1 at 7 pm
Rankings and Comments Due
Saturday, March 6 by 12 pm
Saturday, March 6