Registration at State contest

Get Involved

National History Day in Ohio could not exist without your support. Find information below on how to continue your History Day adventure or how to support the program as a judge, volunteer, or with a donation.

Be a History Day Judge

We always need lots of judges for both district and state events. We are looking for teachers and professors, historians, museum professionals, and anyone with a love of History!The judge sign-up form allows you to request a specific History Day category that aligns with your profession or experience. If you have no preference, no problem! We'll find a category that needs your help. Before the History Day contest you will receive your judging assignment with information on the category you will be judging and a contest rule book to read through prior to the event. The packet you receive will also contain information about what time you will need to arrive at the competition location for your judge orientation session and further instructions.


Interested in becoming a judge? Join our judge mailing list to be informed of upcoming judging opportunities.

District contests are held Saturdays in March and always need judges! Find a contest near you! 

The state contest is on April 26, 2014 at OSU in Columbus. 

Download the sign up form for the District 6 contest on Saturday, March 1, 2014 and the state contest on April 26. 

If you are interested in judging one of the other district events around the state, contact the district coordinator in your area.


Be a History Day Volunteer

We can always use extra hands at the History Day competitions to help with registration, loading and unloading projects, t-shirt and souvenir sales, runners and hall/door monitors while judging is taking place, and more! 

Sign up to Volunteer!  

Attention National History Day in Ohio Alumni!

Sign up with NHD as an alumnus of the program. Send an email to to join our Alumni program.

Internship Opportunities

Can't quite leave History Day behind? Well, you don't have to! National History Day offers internships. Check out how you can become a staffer for National History Day at the University of Maryland at College Park.

Other ways to help National History Day in Ohio!

• We need constituents to communicate with their elected officials about the benefits of the program and the sponsoring organizations. You can find your contact information for your elected officials by entering your zip code at Be sure to send National History Day in Ohio a copy of your communication.
• Ask people in your community to help by judging at your district event.
• Join Friends of National History Day (FONHD) - a national organization dedicated to supporting the National History Day program through volunteer activities and contributions. National History Day relies on the assistance of enthusiastic and generous people in leading students to discover the past so they can inform the present and shape the future.


Give to National History Day in Ohio and the Ohio History Connection

Interested in donating to National History Day in Ohio? Click here to find out more!

A great way to support your interest in history is to become a member of the Ohio History Connection! The Ohio History Connection offers a variety of membership levels and benefits to suit your family. With many of the membership packages, you’ll receive free admission and parking at the more than 60 Ohio History Connection sites throughout the state. For more information or to join online visit the membership page.