Maine National History Day 2015 Call For Judges

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Do you love history? Do you support dynamic hands-on projects for students? Then we are looking for you!

Maine National History DaySign up now to be a judge for the 2015 Maine National History Day competition, to be held at UMaine in Orono, on Saturday, March 28. Whether you’ve been a judge for several years running, or have never experienced the excitement and reward of History Day, we encourage you to take a few minutes to join the 2015 team. It’s an inspiring experience!

The competition runs from 10AM-3PM; judges must be on-site by 8:30AM. Morning refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Judge registration this year is via the National History Day website. Please go to and select “Judge” from the drop-down menu, then create a username and password. Once you do that, you’ll be directed to a form where you can provide your name and contact info, and choose your preferred judging categories.

Please note this form does not require ranking your choices so we recommend selecting at least three categories (and more if you wish) that you would be happily willing and able to judge. We make every effort to align judge registrants with one of their chosen categories, but make no guarantees.

We strongly encourage you to sign up by February 20, and, as an extra incentive, we will put your name in a drawing for a great prize. (Compliments of Maine Historical Society and Maine Humanities Council.) The final deadline for judge registration, however, is February 27.

You’ll get an initial automated confirmation email and, in early March, Maine NHD coordinator John Taylor will be in touch with your judging assignment, information and resources about the judging role and responsibilities, and the logistics of the day.

For questions about judging, contact: John Taylor, Maine NHD Coordinator, 207-474-7133,

For more information on History Day 2015, visit, or

Read about last year’s event.