Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 9:00 AM CST
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at 5:00 PM CDT

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Various locations in the Chicago Metro area

Chicago, IL

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Lisa Oppenheim
Chicago Metro History Fair

Chicago Metro History Fair Judges Form

Be part of the good news story in Chicago education! Elementary and high school students need volunteer judges to evaluate their Chicago history exhibits, performances, documentaries, websites and papers.

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  • Have you judged before?

  • I am volunteering of my own free will with no expectation of pay and agree to contribute to CHM's/History Fair's goal of recognition and respect for all students' and teachers' efforts. I acknowledge this document does not constitute an employment agreement and further agree to assume full responsibility for any injury, damage, or loss which I may sustain as a result in my participation in this event.


  • Please check ONLY the event(s) that you are COMMITTED to Judging. We must maintain a confirmed judging pool in order to ensure quality.

  • Note preferences for judging at the events:

  • SENIOR DIVISION (Grades 9-12) Suburban History Fair Saturday, February 23, 2019 Niles North High School 9800 Lawler, Skokie, 60077

  • SENIOR DIVISION (Grades 9-12) City-Wide History Fair Saturday, March 9, 2019 University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Center 750 S. Halsted, Chicago, 60607

  • JUNIOR DIVISION Saturday, March 30, 2019 University of Illinois at Chicago, Student Center 750 S. Halsted, Chicago, 60607

  • SENIOR DIVISION FINALS (Experienced Judges ONLY) Wednesday, April 10, 2019 Chicago History Museum 1601 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60614

RESEARCH PAPERS--Chicago History Museum - Judges may stay for two sessions on the same day.

  • Senior Division - First Round: Tuesday, March 5, 2018

  • Senior Division - First Round: Thursday, March 7, 2019

  • Senior Division - First Round: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

  • Junior Division: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

  • Junior Division: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

  • Senior Division Finals (Experienced Judges ONLY): Tuesday, April 9, 2019

  • Senior Division Finals (Experienced Judges ONLY): Thursday, April 11, 2019

  • Senior Division Finals (Experienced Judges ONLY): Friday, April 12, 2019


  • Judges receive an orientation, and are assigned six website URLs and partner contact info online. After individually evaluating websites, judges confer over the phone before writing their individual evaluations and returning them electronically to the History Fair. Total time involved is about four hours, typically spread between two days. * Judges may opt to meet at one of the paper judging times to confer in person and write-up their final evaluations.

  • Senior Division - First Round

  • Junior Division- First Round

  • Senior Division - Finals (Experienced Judges ONLY)