Important Dates & Times

Tuesday January 07, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Thursday March 12, 2020 at 11:59 PM
Thursday March 26, 2020 at 12:00 AM
Thursday March 26, 2020 at 12:00 AM
Thursday March 26, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Below are all necessary rules and policies that students, parents, and teachers should be familiar with prior to attending an NHDKy contest. 

2014-2015 Rule Book.pdf

NHDKy Contest Advancement Policy.docx

NHDKy Judging Policy.pdf

NHDKy Fees and Cancellation Policy.docx


Please read the below information to inform yourself about day of contest information.

Schedule (this is a schedule for a typical regional contest, but please always be sure to check the official schedule prior to your contest).

      • Student registration and exhibit set up: 8:15-9:00am
      • Judging: 9:15am-11:30am
      • Lunch (on your own time): 11:30am-1:00pm
      • Public viewing of exhibits: 11:30am-1:30pm
      • Awards ceremony: 1:15-2:00pm
      • Exhibit take down: after the awards ceremony concludes unless specified otherwise


Directions and parking information for all contests are available at the below link (updated throughout the season, so if it’s not there when you first check be sure to check back closer to your contest).

Registration at the contest

Students will need to check in at the registration table when they arrive in the morning.


Please remember that we are not accepting payments at contests. All payments are due by your contest registration deadline (this can be found on your contests’ registration page under schedule). Please check with your teacher if you have questions about payment.

Judging process

Students should plan to be at their judging location at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled judging time.

Contact information


Address: Attn: NHDKy, 100 West Broadway, Frankfort, KY 40601

Phone: 502-782-8092




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Judge Criteria

A text overview of the job and criteria of a contest judge.



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