Make A Difference- Serve as a History Day Judge!
NHD Rhode Island will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Rhode Island College, Providence, Rhode Island. Register at https://ri.nhd.org/
This year’s theme is Conflict and Compromise in History. Each entry must relate to that theme and students produce their work in the form of historical papers, exhibits, documentaries, websites, and performances. The contest levels are grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. A separate panel will judge each category and each entry competes against others at the same level. Judges in the historical papers and website categories read papers and view websites beforehand; others need only to become familiar with the rules before the contest date.
Winners from National History Day in Rhode Island are eligible to enter the National History Day competition at the University of Maryland in June. A variety of special awards are given at National History Day in Rhode Island from various organizations and on such topics as Labor and Rhode Island History.
On History Day judges will assemble at 8:15 am for an orientation session in Gaige Hall on the RI College campus. The judging will take place from 9:30 until about 12:30 or 1:00 pm. Judges work in panels of three. An important aspect of evaluating the entries will be short interviews with the students.
We will also need some judges to volunteer for the afternoon run-off sessions; finals begin at 1:00 and end at approximately 2:30 pm
A continental breakfast and buffet lunch will be provided for all judges. We ask that you complete the online registration by April 10, 2018. Since judges in the historical papers and website categories read papers and view websites beforehand; they will be sent all materials three weeks prior to the competition.
All other judges will be sent an information packet one week prior to the contest.
Register at https://ri.nhd.org/
Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Joseph J. O’Neill