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New York State History Day is looking for historians, educators, and others to judge student projects at this year’s contest in Cooperstown, NY on April 23, 2018. Registration for 2018 judges is now open.

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When you arrive at the Fenimore Art Museum you will check in and recive your judging materials for the day. Once you have checked in you will be directed to your judging orientation. Once the orientation has concluded you will head to your assigned judging location and prepare for your first entry.

Entries are scheduled at specific time intervals, depending on which category you are judging. There will be a door monitor to assist with keeping everyone on schedule.

Once the last entry in your judging group has finished, you and your judging teammates will go to Judges’ Headquarters. There you will be able to enjoy lunch. You will also be able to discuss comments and ratings to come to a conclusion about the final overall rankings for the entries in your group. You will hand in the “Ranking Form” as soon as possible. You and your teammates can continue writing comments after the “Ranking Form” has been turned in. Once you are completely finished, you must hand in all evaluation forms, process papers, bibliographies, and any other papers you may have to the NYHD staff.

Around 1:30 Run-off judges will receive their information and head to their assigned judging locations. Once the last entry in your judging group has finished you will return back to Judges’ Headquarters to discuss comments and rankings and fill out the “Run-Off Ranking Form” and comment sheets.