NHD Judge and Volunteer Information and Registration

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Thank you for your interest in judging and/or volunteering for the Southeast Pennsylvania National History Day Competition being held on Friday, April 6 and Saturday, April 7, 2018 at the Chester County Historical Society, 225 N. High Street, West Chester, PA.  Check out this video from the Minnesota Historical Society to learn more about the magic of NHD judging!

Important Dates for Judges

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018: Judge and Volunteer Registration Closes
  • Saturday, March 3, 2018: Annual Judge Training (Contest volunteers welcome to attend, but not required)
  • Saturday, March 17, 2018: Judge Training Snow Make-Up Day (Judges will be notified by email no later than 9:30 AM on Wednesday, February 28th if there is to be a change.)

Tentitive Judge Training Schedule:

9:00-9:30 Captain Registration and Breakfast

9:30-10:00 Team Captain Training

10:00-10:30 Meet Your Team Breakfast Social

10:30-11:00 General NHD Overview with All Judges

11:00-12:00 Category Training

 Please stay afterward and enjoy the museum, or have lunch in lovely downtown West Chester. If you return to enjoy the museum later in the day, you will be admitted without an admission charge. 

Important Dates for Volunteers:

  • Friday, April 6, 2018  Senior Competition

11:30--Judge Check-In Begins

12:30-3:00--First Round Judging

3:00-4:30--Run-Off Judging

4:45--Awards Ceremony

  • Saturday, April 7, 2018 Junior Competition

8:00--Judge Check-In Begins

9:00-1:00 PM--First Round Judging

1:30-3:00--Run-Off Judging

3:15/3:30--Awards Ceremony

  NHD in PA Judges and Volunteers: 

 If you can’t get enough of CCHS National History Day judging, NHD in PA is always looking for more judges for the state contest. It will take place on Friday, May 11, and Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Carlisle High School in Carlisle, PA. As always, the Army Heritage Center Foundation will provide room and board for participating judges and volunteers. CLICK HERE to register to judge. 

 If you have any questions, please contact Alaina McNaughton at nhdcoord@chestercohistorical.org