Please be sure to read your Rule Book, and follow all criteria for your category. This includes documentary length, exhibit dimensions, etc.
Please bring everything with you that you need for your entry. This includes a way to view your documentary and website.
Region 2 History Day DOES NOT provide equipment. However, wifi WILL be provided.
During judging, ONLY the judges and student(s) being judged are allowed in the room. The exception to this is the performance category-- in this category, audiences are allowed.
National History Day engages students in grades 6-12 in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics. Students produce dramatic performances, imaginative exhibits, multimedia documentaries, and research papers based on research related to an annual theme. These projects are then evaluated at local, state, and national competitions.
Parents, teachers, and other students are allowed to look at the exhibits beginning at 7:30 am, but everyone must leave the room by 8:55 so that judging can begin right at 9:00.
The only categories that are allowed to have an audience are the Individual and Group Performances. Only the judges and student(s) being interviewed are allowed in the rooms for every other category.
What to Expect During the Contest
This year's contest is going to be a lot different! Since it will be virtual, all projects are sure by the registration deadline, March 1. Judges will then spend the next week going over each entry, and then filling out their comment sheets, which students will receive. All Judging will be done by March 9.
Our judges are members of the community who have volunteered their time to evaluate these entries and give constructive feedback. Many of them have experience in the history field and/or education; and all are professional.
You will receive evaluation sheets from back your judges. If you are continuing on to the State Competition, you will have about a week to tweak your project. Please consider the judges comments as you make your changes. Their feedback is meant to help you!