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Important Dates & Times

Monday December 02, 2019 at 8:00 AM
Friday March 13, 2020 at 11:59 PM
Saturday April 04, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Saturday April 04, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Saturday April 04, 2020 at 10:00 AM
Saturday April 04, 2020 at 2:00 PM
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Contest Rules

 

Please review the National History Day Rule Book (English/Spanish) for contest and category rules. Rule compliance will be taken into consideration by judgesThe NHD Rule Verification Sheet can be used to make sure your project adheres to competition rules.

 

Overview of written requirements for each category:

  • Exhibit (group or individual); Must include at least 3 copies of:
    • Title page
    • Process Paper
    • Annotated Bibliography

  • Documentary (group or individual); Must include at least 3 copies of:
    • Title Page
    • Process Paper
    • Annotated Bibliography

  • Paper (individual only); Must include:
    • Title Page
    • Annotated Bibliography

  • Performance (group or individual); Must include at least 3 copies of:
    • Title page
    • Process Paper
    • Annotated Bibliography

  • Website (group or individual); Must include in the site:
    • Title page
    • Process Paper
    • Annotated Bibliography

 

NOTE: This is a simplified overview. Consult the Rule Book to ensure compliance.

 

Schools can take advantage of prejudging in February/March to make sure students' projects comply with contest rules and to give students time to correct mistakes. Please contact us before December 2019 if you would like to schedule a prejudging day.

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About History Day and YSU

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History Day is an academic competition for students in grades 6-12. The program encourages student-driven historical research, focused on identifying primary and secondary sources, and requires students to present their findings.

History Day meets Ohio's Learning Standards and can improve test scores, prepare students for college and careers, and inspire students by allowing them to think creatively and critically about a topic of their interest.

 

Since 1975, about 300 students per year have been welcomed to Youngstown State University on one weekend each April for the annual Region 4 Ohio History Day competition. Students from Ashtabula, Geauga, Mahoning, Portage, and Trumbull Counties participate by writing papers or creating exhibits, websites, documentaries, or performances based on the year’s theme.

 

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Public Display

 

On competition day, judging of exhibits is closed to all but judges and contest participants. Exhibits are open to friends, family, and the general public from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

 

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What to Expect

 

8:30-9:30: Registration/Information

  • Papers, performances, documentaries, & websites: DeBartolo Hall, 119 Armed Forces Blvd, Youngstown, OH
  • Junior exhibits: McKay Auditorium, Beeghly College of Education, 250 W. Rayen Ave, Youngstown, OH
  • Senior exhibits: Youngstown Historical Center of Industry and Labor, 151 W. Wood St, Youngstown, OH

 

10:00-2:00: Judging 

 

2:00-3:00: Exhibits open to the public

 

3:00-4:00: Awards Ceremony

  • Beeghly Center, 224 W. Spring St, Youngstown, OH

 

The maps below identify the four History Day buildings along with museums in the city. Click a map to download a copy.

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Group Documentary
Group Exhibit
Group Performance
Group Website
Individual Documentary
Individual Exhibit
Individual Performance
Individual Website
Paper
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Judging Criteria

 

Review the National History Day Rule Book (English/Spanish) for more in-depth information about judging. Judges will also take category rule compliance into account (e.g. size of exhibits, length of documentaries, etc.). View sample evaluation sheets here.

 

  1. Historical Quality (60%)

    • Historically accurate

    • Analysis and interpretation of the historical data rather than just a description

    • Historical context

    • Demonstrated use of primary and secondary sources

  2. Relation to Theme (20%)

    • Significance of topic in history and relation to theme

    • Topic’s influence in history

    • Influence of historical events/atmosphere on topic

  3. Clarity of Presentation (20%)

    • Original, creative, imaginative in subject/presentation

    • Clear, grammatically correct writing, correct spelling

    • Well-organized

    • Stage presence (for performances)

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