Judges

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!

Judging for the 2021 Heart of Texas Regional History Fair will be conducted virtually. Judging will be conducted through the online registration system between February 1-15, 2021. All evaluation sheets are due by February 15, 2021 at 8:00am. 

To register, please follow the instructions listed below.

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 your first and last name along with your email address; click Next
  3. Fill in the personal information; click Save & Continue. (Please note your username and password as you will need them to login to judge entries.)
  4. Enter Judge’s Preferences and Conflict of Interest; click Next
    1. If you are unable to judge a specific category or entry due to conflict of interest, please note it in the comment section.
  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 through the My Profile feature under the Judge drop down menu.

Orientation
National History Day has updated the Contest Rule Book for the 2021 contest. All judges, both new and experienced, must view judge orientation sessions. All judge orientations will be pre-recorded and made available to judges prior to judging. Orientation will cover the judging process, the annual theme, necessary rules, and evaluation sheets. Question and answer sessions will be scheduled at a later date to address any questions judges may have regarding the new rules and evaluation sheets.