Judging at the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair is an excellent way to support community education. Most people hear "National History Day" and are unaware of the interdisciplinary nature of this competition. You do not have to be a historian to be involved! HOTRHF is looking for judges with interest/experience in a variety of fields in addition to history, such as English, film and digital media, mathematics, art history, communication, education, and more!

The dates of the event are February 14, 2020. All events are held at the Bill Daniel Student Center (1311 S. 5th Street) at Baylor University. Whatever your schedule is, we can work with it. 

To register, please follow the instructions listed below.

Click here to view the Emergency Alternate Fair Plan. 

HOTRHF asks that all judges, both new and experienced, attend judge orientation. This orientation will cover the judging process, the annual theme, and necessary rules.

Virtual Orientation for Papers and Websites
Monday, February 3, 2020 at 12:00-1:00 pm-Papers
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 12:00-1:00 pm-Websites
**Paper and website categories are pre-judged. 

Friday, February 14, 2020
8:00-9:00 am-Documentary, Exhibits, and Performance 
12:30-1:30 pm-Documentary, Exhibits, and Performance 
**Please arrive 15 minutes prior to orientation 

Judge Registration
Judges are asked to sign up for judging through the online registration system. To register:

  1. Click Create Account and choose Judge from the drop-down menu
  2. Fill in the information; click Next
  3. Fill in the personal information; click Save & Continue. (Please note your username and password.)
  4. Enter Judge’s Preferences and Conflict of Interest; click Next
    1. Please enter the time you are available. If you are available to judge all day, please check the "I am available for judging the whole time" box. Otherwise, indicate when you are available to start and finish. If you have any special time considerations, please make note of them in the comment box.  
  5. Agree to Permissions and Waivers
  6. Logout

If you are unable to register through our online system, please email the history fair coordinator. 

Judges are able to change their judge preferences including availablity and meal preferences through the My Profile feature under the Judge drop down menu.