History Day Judges Needed

History Day Winners

Evaluating History Day projects is interesting and very rewarding - and it really helps young people develop their skills and abilities.
History Day judges review entries in their preferred category (when possible), give students feedback and select which projects advance from the regional to the state and national events. The time commitment can be as little as one four-hour period or the whole day; you can even judge papers, websites, and documentaries in advance at home.  And we provide breakfast and lunch to all our Monterey County History Day Judges!

 Why should I judge History Day?  Because it is a fantastic way to volunteer your time, connect with students, and learn about history.

  • Community Involvement
  • Volunteer opportunity
  • Help the youth of Monterey County!

Requirements:  Must be 18 years of age or older.  A background check may be required.  

**No special knowledge of History is required**

Judges' Orientation  (you must be registered to attend)

We offer two options for judges training.
New judges must attend one training.

Date:  Tuesday, Feb 28th, 2017, 5:30-7:30pm in Salinas
           Wednesday, Mar 1st, 2017 5:30-7:30pm in Monterey

In the interest of fairness for all student participants of Monterey County History Day, this meeting is required for ALL NEW JUDGES. Appetizers and beverages will be served at both orientations.

History Day Judging

Date:  Saturday, March 18, 2017
Time:  8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  (Exhibit judges begin at 7:30am)  (finals judges go till ~2:00 p.m.)
Location:  Los Arboles Middle School, Marina, CA

Exhibit Judges' Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.  Other Judges' Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.  Interviews begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. and last until approximately 12:00 p.m. Lunch will be included for all judges, and is available when you complete your evaluation sheets and nominations forms.  

  • Preliminary Rounds:  The majority of the judging will take place on Saturday morning 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (7:30 - 1:00pm for exhibit judges).
  • Final Judging Rounds:  Some judges will be needed to serve in the afternoon (1:00-2:00pm) for Final Judging Rounds.
  • Pre-Judging:  Websites, Documentaries, and papers judging will require judges to evaluate these projects the week prior to the March 18th event.  In addition to this pre-judging, judges in this category will need to be available on March 18th for student interviews.