History Fair Students Need You!
The Chicago Metro History Fair invites you to serve as a judge at the 2020 Virtual History Fairs. You’ll do your part to support education as you enjoy and learn from local students’ exhibitions, documentaries, performances, websites, or papers.
- Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all remaining History Fair events for 2020 have been converted to Virtual Contests. There will be no in-person gatherings, but History Fair will continue!
- All project categories will be submitted and judged remotely.
- History Fair still needs you! Register as a Virtual Judge here or by by scrolling down this page. You may register for as many events as you wish.
Virtual Contest Judging
LIVE Judging events
“Live” judging events take place online and mimic the format of the “physical” history fair contests. Attend a live webinar orientation, view your projects and complete your assessments all in one Saturday.
- Junior Division Session I: Saturday, April 4
- Junior Division Session II: Saturday, April 11
- Junior Session III: Saturday, April 25
- Senior Division Finals: Saturday, April 25 (experienced judges only please)
OFFLINE Judging events
“Offline” judging events take place via email on judges’ own time. You will receive an orientation and your projects to evaluate via email. Return them to CMHF by the due date.
- Junior Division Session 1: Receive projects by Saturday April 4, return completed evals by Monday April 13
- Junior Division Session 2: Receive projects by Tuesday April 21, return completed evals by Wednesday April 29
- Senior Division Finals (experienced judges only please): Receive projects by Thursday April 23, return completed evals by Wednesday April 29
History Fair Judging FAQs
We trust you are convinced of this rewarding civic contribution. Register below!
Judging a History Fair project
Judges who wish to preview judging materials and previous History Fair project examples are welcomed to do so. You may also take an advance look at the general orientation: “Judging a History Fair project.”
Website judges may wish to read “How to Judge a History Fair website” before judging.
Junior Division Judging Materials (grades 6–8)
- Junior Division Scoring Rationale
- Junior Division Judging worksheet
- Junior Division Final Evaluation Form
- PDF form version of Junior Division Eval for websites (coming soon)
High School Division Judging Materials (grades 9–12)