Thank you, History Fair Judges!
The Chicago Metro History Fair expresses our sincere and profound gratitude to all of our face-to-face and virtual 2020 History Fair Judges! Judging opportunities for our next History Fair season will open in early 2021!
History Fair Judging FAQs
Please note that this section is still being updated for the 2021 History Fair season.
We trust you are convinced of this rewarding civic contribution. Check back in early 2021 for information about volunteering as a judge next season!
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.
Note that all CMHF projects, both Junior and Senior Division, will now be evaluated in accordance with the official NHD Rule Book using the official NHD Project Evaluation forms.
- See the NHD Rule Book
- See the NHD Evaluation Forms
Although these changes will be an adjustment for our experienced judges, using the NHD materials means that students who advance to State and National competition no longer need to compete under different rules at each contest. This helps teachers show that their instruction aligns to national standards, expands opportunities for our judges, and ultimately gives our Chicagoland teachers and students the best chance of success at all levels of competition!