Judging Criteria for Entries

Regardless of which category you enter, there are three principles of evaluation that will be used in the judging of your National History Day entry.

  • Historical quality
  • Clarity of presentation
  • Adherence to theme

Volunteer Judges

Volunteer judges are needed on Monday, May 8 in Des Moines to help evaluate student projects and create a positive experience for Iowa's young historians. No prior experience is necessary and all judges will be provided with online training prior to the contest. Volunteers must be 18 or older to participate. Learn more and register.