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University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Colorado History Day
 

National History Day in Colorado


National History Day in Colorado depends on volunteers from our communities to serve as judges. Would you like to volunteer?  

How judging works?

  •   Judges are trained on how to judge and given detailed instructions.
  • Judges do NOT need to be historians or be experts in the field. 
  • Judges work in teams of three with at least one veteran leading.
  • Judges interview students and talk with them about their research.
  • Judges evaluate students’ projects using a rubric, and rank the projects.
  • All projects are evaluated—and all students interviewed—in the first rounds when finalists are determined.  Finalists are evaluated in the final rounds when winners are determined. 
 

How can I prepare to judge?

  •   Attend a judge training in the spring on the Auraria Campus. Details TBD.
                                                                       OR
  •   Complete our online judge training at nationalhistorydayincolorado.org.
  • Judging procedures are reviewed—and questions answered--the morning of the State Contest before the contest begins.

  How long is the event? 

  • 7:30-1:00 for preliminary round judges. 
  • 7:30-4:00 for those who want to judge preliminary & final rounds.
  • Noon-4:00 for those who want to judge final rounds only.
  • The Awards Ceremony is held at 5:00 pm, and judges are encouraged to attend.

 Click on the hyperlinks for more information on the Judging Criteria, Judging Forms and Instructions and Judge Training