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Sign Up as a Judge for National History Day

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The Museum’s History Day program encourages students around Louisiana to engage in a deep study of history. One of the biggest benefits that students receive is an outside review of their project. All levels of History Day contests feature judges who donate their time to review student work, make suggestions for improvement, and determine the entries that will advance to the next round.

The National WWII Museum is looking for judges who possess good knowledge of history and great communication skills. You do not need a Ph.D. in history to serve as a judge. Communication skills are most important for this program. Students will want clear suggestions for how to improve their project.The feedback that students receive is critical to their growth as researchers. Most of the students will not pursue history as their college major or career choice, but the skills that students use in creating their History Day projects will apply to any college and career path they choose.

Judges are needed for the Regional and State Contests in New Orleans. The Regional Contest is on Saturday, March 23 at The National WWII Museum. Judges arrive at 8:30 am for a brief orientation and are welcome to stay through the Awards Cermonies ending by 2:30 pm. The State Contest is scheduled for Saturday, April 20 in New Orleans also at The National WWII Museum. Judges at the State Contest will determine Louisiana’s delegation to the National Contest. Find out more about Louisiana’s History Day program and  Sign up to be a judge!

Don’t live in Louisiana? There is a National History Day program in your state. You can find the contact information for your state’s program at  the National History Day website. If you are planning on being in the Washington, D.C. area in June, you can inquire about judging the National Contest.

For more information, contact the Museum’s History Day Coordinator Nathan Huegen at 504-528-1944 ext. 350 or historyday@nationalww2museum.org.

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