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
Please park in the large parking lot at the Sheridan Wesleyan Church, and enter through the double doors of the two-story part of the building.
Schools may begin arriving at 7:30 am, and the competition begins at 9:00 am.
Teachers: Please check in at the registration desk. We'd like to double check that all student names are spelled correctly, and that all competitors are present. You will receive nametags for everyone, as well as the contest interview schedule.
Students: If you have an exhibit entry, you will have between 7:30 and 8:00 to set up the exhibit in the gym.
When it is time for you interview, go right into your assigned room. Judges will not come to the hallway to get you. If your entry requires set up/take down (performances, websites, documentaries), you will have 5 minutes to do that at the beginning and end of your interview time. The rest of the time will be used for the judges to see your entries, and then ask you questions. They will then thank you and let you leave while they take time to fill out your evaluation sheet.
When you are not being interviewed, you will have a large room to hang out in during the contest. Because there will be so many people, please bring headphones for any electronic devices that will be used. Teachers have the final say-so in what will be allowed.
Pizza will be provided for lunch for all registered students and teachers.
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!