INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Historical Society is seeking 300 volunteers statewide to serve as judges for the 2023 Indiana National History Day contest.
NHDI is a one-year program aimed at strengthening history education in Indiana schools. Students from 4th grade through her 12th grade explore historical themes along with annual themes. This year’s theme is “The Front Lines of History: People, Places and Ideas.” Students use their research to create documentaries, exhibitions, articles, performances, or websites. To qualify for her 2023 NHDI State Contest at Marian College on April 22, students must qualify in one of her six regional competitions.
In regional competitions, judges team up to evaluate student projects, provide feedback, and rank winners. Regional finalists advance to the state competition on April 22nd at Marian University in Indianapolis. After that, the top two finishers in each junior and senior category will qualify to compete in the national competition on National History Day in June. The 2023 National Contest will be held June 11-15, 2023 at the University of Maryland College Park.
Judges do not require a particular background of historical knowledge or skills. They should be willing to listen to students talk about historical performances, documentaries, exhibits, papers and websites and give thoughtful and helpful feedback. Over time, the judges’ feedback will help guide their research and project creation process. Volunteer judges are required from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on the day of the competition. Lunch will be provided.
To register, please visit https://bit.ly/NHDI2023.
Regional NHDI Contests will be held on the following dates and times:
• Northeast Regional Contest, February 11th.
• Northwest Regional Contest on February 18th.
• Western Region Contest, February 25th.
• IPS Regional Contest, March 1st.
• Southern Regional Contest, March 4th.When
• Central Regional Contest, March 11th
NHDI is a project-based, inquiry-based program that allows students to pursue their passions by conducting research, creating research questions, and demonstrating their individual learning styles through exhibitions, documentaries, performances, dissertations and website creation. We encourage you to explore.
Educators and students alike use NHDI. Because it allows students to build critical thinking, research, analysis, and presentation skills through subjects they are passionate about. Whether students create mini-her projects in class or participate in local or state competitions, educators and students share project management.
NHDI is provided by the Rooker Family Foundation with support from the Vigran Family Foundation. For more information, visit indianahistory.org/historyday or call (317) 232-1882.