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Volunteer and Judge Registration 2014

Volunteers are a critical part of the National History Day program in Wisconsin. Each year, students participate in the National History Day competition cycle, eager to share their projects as they compete for the opportunity to advance from regional to state and national competitions. Hundreds of volunteers are needed to serve as judges at competitions in Wisconsin.

Volunteering at a National History Day event is a rewarding experience. Judges work on panels of three to interview students, provide feedback on student work, and select finalists. People with research, museum, history, or education experience make great judges as well as history enthusiasts or people with backgrounds in documentaries, performances, and web or exhibit design.

Training is provided for all judges on the day of the competition. Light meals are also provided. Questions? Contact the state coordinator.

 

Register

  1. Name
  2. Organization
  3. Street Address
  4. City, State, Zip
  5. Phone
  6. Email

  7. Have you ever judged for History Day before?



  8. I am a (check all that apply)

  9. Is there anything else you would like the NHD staff to know about you?
  10. Please indicate all activities in which you are interested:

    Job Descriptions

    Registration and Set-up
    These volunteers arrive before the event to set-up food and drinks and to make sure the presentation rooms are ready for students. These volunteers also greet students when they arrive, hand out registration packets, give directions and answer general questions about the event.

    Room Monitor
    Room monitors are stationed outside one or more presentation rooms during the event. They supervise project set-up, keep judging on schedule and help keep nervous students calm before their presentations.

    Judge
    History Day judges work on a panel of three. They review projects, interview students, and create written evaluations for each project. They are responsible for deciding which projects advance to the next level of competition.

    Clean-up
    Clean-up volunteers, the unsung heroes of the History Day event, put facilities back in order by collapsing tables, moving chairs, and packing up supplies.

  11. Wisconsin State Event (Madison)

    Saturday, May 3, 2014
  12. Madison Regional Event

    Saturday, March 8, 2014

  13. Other Regional Events

    Sign up to judge at a non-Madison regional event:
Judges: Please select the categories you are interested in judging below. While we will try our best to accommodate all requests for categories and judge teams, we cannot guarantee your preference. A balance of backgrounds and experience levels on judging panels is our highest priority for History Day competitions.





1Paper judges will receive their entries at least one week in advance to review before the day of the event.

2Website judges must have access to a computer with an Internet connection and will receive their entries at least one week in advance to review before the day of the event.

3Special award judges move around campus to view projects that students have self-nominated for additional prizes.

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