Students are expected to conduct themselves, both in person and online, in a manner that brings credit to themselves, their schools, and the affiliates they represent. Chaperones are responsible for the behavior of the students in their charge.
NHD Rules and Policies for Participants:
Please remember that National History Day is concerned not only for the safety and well-being of students, but also for upholding the wishes of parents, teachers, school principals, and the many supporters who have vested interest in the students' participation. As guests at the Univeristy of Maryland, you are expected to abide by the same rules the University has established for its students. To ensure that your stay is pleasant and trouble-free, you must observe the following rules:
You may not physically harm, threaten to harm, or harass any person, including provoking and/or engaging in physical fights or malicious pranks
Alcholic beverages or other drugs are expressly prohibited except those prescribed by a doctor
Possession of any weapons, firecrackers, or other flammable materials is prohibited. You may not tamper with the fire system or fire safety equipment. You may not set or fuel a fire of any size.
You are responsible for complying with the requests of all chaperones and Univeristy of Maryland officials, including cooperating in cases where you are aware of rules being broken by other students.
National History Day Contest Rules
National History Day Rule Book
Contest Advancement Policy
At the Agricultural Heritage Museum, we strive to offer reliable and noteworthy information. Please contact your regional coordinator or the state coordinator if you have any questions regarding the contest. We hope you enjoy your participation with National History Day, and we look forward to seeing you!
Regionals: March 4, 2021, Old Courthouse Museum, Sioux Falls (Virtual)
State Competition: April 7, 2021, South Dakota State University (8am-5:30pm)
Region 1 Coordinator: Kevin Gansz firstname.lastname@example.org
Old Courthouse Museum (605) 367-4210
Agricultural Heritage Museum (605) 688-6226
State Coordinator: Sarah Jacobs email@example.com
What to Expect During the contest
The 2021 Region 1 Competition will be VIRTUAL. There will be no in-person judging.
Doors open at the Old Courthouse Museum at 8 am.
There is limited free 2 hour parking behind the museum. There is metered parking around the building. The meters are enforced starting at 9 am.
Set up takes place between 8 am and 9 am. Judging begins promptly at 9 am.
Judges will need time to deliberate. The awards ceremony will take place in the 1 o'clock hour.
Places to Eat Nearby:
- The Source (Coffee) Jones Building, 421 N. Phillips Ave.
- Phillips Avenue Diner
- Please inquire at the front desk for other food recommendations
As a judge, there are things to look for in every category
Historical Quality (80%)
- Historical accuracy
- Historical context
- Analysis and interpretation
- Historical Argument
- Use of available primary sources
- Balanced research with multiple perspectives
- Historical Significance
- Student Voice
Clarity of Presentation (20%)
- Presentation and written materials are original, clear, appropriate, organized, and articulate
- Entry is organzied; visual impact is appropriate topic
HERE is our judging policy
HERE are our judging rubrics