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Important Dates & Times

Saturday February 01, 2020 at 12:00 AM
Tuesday March 10, 2020 at 11:59 PM
Saturday April 04, 2020 at 8:30 AM
Saturday April 04, 2020 at 4:30 PM
Saturday April 04, 2020 at 9:30 AM
Saturday April 04, 2020 at 3:00 PM

Feel free to click on this link that outlines the rules for the National History Day Competition

 

Contest-Rule-Book.pdf

 

Also, a reminder that you cannot bring extra materials to the competition besides what is allowed in the rule book.  For example, if your exhibit or documentary is about Hershey or Coca-Cola, you cannot bring candy or drinks for the judges.  Any tampering with another entry will bring about an immediate disqualification.

Regional Competition at the University of Scranton

Beginning with the 2019 NHD competition, the University of Scranton became the new location for the R2 Counties (Luzerne County (except Hazelton) Lackawanna County, Susquehanna County, Sullivan County, Wyoming County, Wayne County, Monroe County, and Pike County) Regional Competition. The competition is held annually in late March or early April.

Winners at the R2 Regional Competition go on to compete at the State Competition in May, and those winners go on to the National Competition in June.

 

 

Public Display

Junior and Senior Exhibits Will Be Displayed at the Byron Center 

Performance Competitions, Historical Exhibits, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and Historical Games and Trivia will be held at the McIlhenny Ballroom on the Fourth Floor of the DeNaples Center

Contest Registration will be held on the Fourth Floor of the DeNaples Center

Website, Paper, and Documentary Competitions will be held in Saint Thomas Hall

A Campus Map is Availiable HERE

 

 

What to Expect During the Contest on Saturday April 4 2020

The Region-2 Competition Registration will begin at 8:00 am on the Fourth Floor of the DeNaples Center

The Opening Ceremony will occur at 9:00 am in the McIlhenny Ballroom in the Fourth Floor of the DeNaples Center

Judging of all entries will begin at 9:30 am and continue until 1:00 pm.

Historical Presentations, a Keynote Speech, and History Trivia Games will occur in the McIlhenny Ballroom from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

The Concluding Ceremony and Awards Presentaiton will occur in the McIlhenny Ballroom at 3:30 pm

Junior and Senior Exhibits Will Be Displayed in Kane Forum in Leahy Hall

Performance Competitions will be held at the Ann and Leo Moskovitz Theatre in the Fourth Floor of the DeNaples Center

Local Historical Exhibits will be held at the McIlhenny Ballroom on the Fourth Floor of the DeNaples Center

Website, Paper, and Documentary Competitions will be held in Saint Thomas Hall in rooms 311, 312, and 312

Parking is avaible in the Parking Pavilion across from the DeNaples Center

A Campus Map is availiable HERE

 

 

 

Group Documentary
Group Exhibit
Group Performance
Group Website
Websites must be submitted by the registration deadline of 11:59 pm on March 10 2020
Individual Documentary
Individual Exhibit
Individual Performance
Individual Website
Websites must be submitted by the registration deadline of 11:59 pm on March 10 2020
Paper
Papers must be submitted by the registration deadline of 11:59 pm on March 10 2020

Judges for National History Day evaluate student projects through student interviews and consensus judging based on the following criteria:

Historical Quality (60%)

  • Historical accuracy
  • Historical context
  • Analysis and interpretation
  • Use of available primary sources
  • Wide research
  • Balanced research

Relation to Theme (20%)

  • Clearly relates to theme
  • Demonstrates significance of topic in history and draws conclusions

Clarity of Presentation (20%)

  • Presentation, written materials are original, clear, appropriate, organized and articulate
  • Entry is organized; visual impact is appropriate to topic


Certain categories have specific rules and guidelines. Refer to the NHD rulebook

 

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