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Sign Up as a Judge for National History Day

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NHD BlogThe Museum’s History Day program encourages Louisiana students to apply their historical research skills through the creation of documentaries, research papers, performances, websites or exhibits. A major benefit to participating students is the outside reviews of their work by volunteer judges. 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. 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, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport and Monroe. The New Orleans Regional Contest is on Saturday, March 22 at The National WWII Museum. Judges arrive at 8:30 am for a brief orientation and are welcome to stay through the Awards Ceremony ending by 2:30 pm. The State Contest is scheduled for Saturday, April 12 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 other Regional Contest Dates 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 Assistant Director of Education Nathan Huegen at 504-528-1944 ext. 350 or historyday@nationalww2museum.org.

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