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2023 STATE CONTEST

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 10:59 PM CT/11:59 PM ET

Contest Date and Location: Hosted in Nashville on Saturday, April 15, 2023

Sample Judging Schedule

8:15 a.m. Breakfast 3rd Fl, Tennessee Tower, Tennessee Room 2
9:00 am Judges’ and Volunteers’ Orientation 3rd Fl, Tennessee Tower, Tennessee Room 2
10:00 am Judges’ and Volunteers’ Orientation 3rd Fl, Tennessee Tower; 1st Fl, Nashville Public Library
11:30 am–12:30 pm First Round begins 3rd Fl, Tennessee Tower, Tennessee Room 2
1:30 pm Lunch 3rd Fl, Tennessee Tower
3:30 pm Second Round begins War Memorial Auditorium
Awards Ceremony

Judging Materials

Documentary Rules

Documentary Rubric

Exhibit Rules

Exhibit Rubric

Performance Rules

Performance Rubric

Website Rules

Website Rubric

Paper Rules

Paper Rubric

Volunteer for THD

We need 135 judges and volunteers to provide a great experience for the students, educators, and their families. You can volunteer for a half-day (8:00 am to 12:30 pm) or a full day (8:00 am to 2:30 pm). The only requirements are that 1) you like history and that 2) you can be kind to children. A required orientation is hosted the morning of the contest. A continental breakfast and full lunch are provided for all volunteers. Would you like to join us on Sat., Apr. 15, 2023? Complete the questionnaire and someone in our office will be in contact!