Judge registration is now open! If you would like to judge at the NYSHD Virtual State Contest, click on "Create Account" at ny.nhd.org to sign up.
The 2021 contest will be entirely virtual. Judges must create an account in the contest management system to view and evaluate their entries. The State Contest judging dates are as follows:
April 13, 2021 -- Judge training
April 16, 2021 -- First round judging begins
April 23, 2021 -- First round results due
April 24, 2021 -- Final round judging begins*
April 29, 2021 -- Final round judging results due
April 30, 2021 -- Results announced
Most regional contests still need judges. Regional contest judging will occur February 26-March 5 or March 12-19. If you would like to judge for a regional contest, visit our Contest page to connect with your regional program. If you are signing up to judge at more than one event, please follow these instructions to register to judge at multiple NHD events.
Teachers who are considering National History Day for the future are strongly encouraged to judge. Judging is one of the best ways to learn about the program. One benefit of the virtual contest is that you may easily judge other regional events (especially if you are part of a newer or smaller region), as well as the state contest.
*Veteran judges only at finals, please.