Information for Judges

NHD-OC relies on caring adults to evaluate and comment on student entries.  Judges determine which entries will represent Orange County at the National History Day – California state finals competition.  Many teachers who are considering an NHD-OC program begin as judges which provides an opportunity to see what culminating projects look like and how entries are judged.  Judges include undergraduate and graduate college students (some are former competitors!), professors, archivists, historians, museum curators, educators and those who enjoy history and supporting students. 

WHAT IS MY JUDGING COMMITMENT?

A judging session typically requires a minimum of 6 hours.  This includes an orientation followed by examination of student work, student interviews and determination of the top entries you and your fellow judges have reviewed.
 
Judges who review Historical Paper, Documentary and Website entries will preview the entries before the NHD-OC contest.
 
If this is the first time you have judged, NHD-OC highly recommends that you attend the NHD-OC Judge Training on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

REGISTER to be a Judge for the 2017 NHD-OC Contest on Saturday, March 11, 2017.

HOW CAN I LEARN MORE?

For a quick overview of the Role of Judging, review the NHD-OC Judge Information Sheet. 
To learn more about the role of Judging, review the NHD-OC Judge Handbook. (coming soon)
Review the NHD-CA Rulebook to learn more about NHD-OC – this year’s theme, the annotated bibliography, rules for each entry category, and more.
We thank you in advance for registering to become a judge – we hope you’ll consider the time and effort you invest to be worthwhile!

QUESTIONS?

Please contact us at nhdinfo@ocde.us for more information.