History Day Judges - NHD-CA 2020 is a Virtual Contest
Why a Virtual Contest?
To ensure the safety of students, teachers, judges NHD-CA has made the difficult decision to hold the NHD-CA state competition online. Allowing this event to continue is important to us so that students still have the ability to showcase their hard work. When every other event they are participating in is cancelled, we hope to give them one opportunity to continue and share something they are proud to show off.
How will a Virtual Contest Work?
We're looking to judge over 800 projects -- which means we'll need more than 300 judges! Please SIGN UP AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!
At the start date for the event, listed below, you will get an email that links to your entries, project files, and contact information for your partner. Connect with your judge partner, usually via email, and set a date for discussion. Judges then work independently to review projects and write feedback. After you discuss via phone, zoom, skype or facetime, you will submit your results and comments digitally. There will be no student interviews in the virtual contest.
Much like an in-person contest, virtual project review, comment writing, and discussion can take an estimated five hours of time. Since the judging period spans several days, this time commitment can be broken up into smaller chunks.
In order to judge virtually, judges will need access to a laptop, desktop, or tablet computer to:
VIEW PROJECTS: Documentaries & Websites will be viewed online. Exhibits & Posters will be presented as images and text in PDF template we have created. Performances will submits scripts using the NHD-CA template.
REVIEW PAPERWORK: Process papers and annotated bibliographies will be available as PDFs.
SUBMIT SCORE SHEETS: Score Sheets will be submitted online.
Judging Rounds for Virtual State Contest
You can sign up for multiple rounds/heats.
Website, Paper, Documentary First Round - April 22nd - April 29th
Website, Paper, Documentary Final Round - April 30th - May 3rd
Poster, Exhibit, Performance First Round - April 29th - May 6th
Exhibit & Performance Final Round - May 7th - May 10th