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National History Day

Greater Kansas City Virtual Contest
February 27, 2021

Contest deadline: Monday February 8, 2021 (midnight)
Virtual awards ceremony 3:30pm on February 27
No student interviews will be conducted in the virtual contest

Contest submission guidelines   Registration information

How to submit virtual entries (all categories) 

  Teacher and student registration link (opens December 7, 2020)
Exhibit category guidelines     
  Exhibit entrants will submit one PDF using one of the templates linked on this page.
Performance category guidelines    
  Performance entrants will submit a link to their MP4 file and one PDF for their companion worksheet, bibliography and process paper

When uploading project follow these guidelines*

  • Documentary: Upload a single PDF of your written materials (title page, process paper, and annotated bibliography) and insert a shareable Documentary Link from Google Drive, OneDrive, or Dropbox.

  • Paper: Upload a single PDF of your paper (title page, process paper, annotated bibliography, and paper).

  • Exhibit: Upload a single PDF of your Written Materials (title page, process paper, annotated bibliography, and exhibit). 

 
  • Performance: Upload a single PDF of your written materials (title page, process paper, annotated bibliography, and performance companion worksheet) and insert a shareable Performance Link from Google Drive, OneDrive, or Dropbox.

  • Website: Insert your NHDWebCentral Site Key.

History Day resources Judging resources
Student videos from National History Day New Judges Evaluation Sheets
Topics for 2021 Communication in History New NHD Rule book
2021 Theme is Communication in History Rule changes 
Truman resources: Digital document sets | Photographs  Rule changes video
Live binder of NHD resources from Charlene Burns Judge Evaluation Sheets video
Teacher toolkits: Wisconsin | California | Minnesota  
Tips and suggestions for each category  
Student Examples: https://www.nhd.org/categories  
   
Virtual classroom presentations by the regional coordinator can be arranged by appointment. Email: mark.adams@nara.gov  
Local student examples Links for History Day contests
Riley Sutherland from Liberty North High School's Silver medal winning performance (YouTube) National History Day: http://www.NHD.org/
History Day in Missouri: http://nhdmo.org/
Jay Mehta from Kansas City placed first in the nation with this performance (2015)  
Erin Lowe from Kansas City finished first in the state and second in the nation with this performance  
Harper Ross' Dustbowl Documentary  
Patrick Lawhon from Kansas City placed first at the National History Day Finals! View his performance  
2009 State 1st place Junior Performance (Windows Media Player)  
For more information e-mail mark.adams@nara.gov