Information

Important Dates & Times

Wednesday January 01, 2020 at 12:01 AM
Wednesday February 26, 2020 at 11:59 PM
Wednesday March 18, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Wednesday March 18, 2020 at 4:00 PM
Wednesday February 26, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Wednesday March 18, 2020 at 1:00 PM

2020 Theme- "Breaking Barriers in History"

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Click here for the official NHD 2020 Theme Book

Click here for the Utah History Day student toolkits, including demos, checklists, research resources, and the student guidebook pdf

Click here for the Utah History Day teacher resources, including judging rubrics, workshops, and the teacher guidebook pdf. 

 

Contest Rules

Student Conduct

  • Students are expected to conduct themselves, in person and online, in a manner that brings credit to themselves and their schools.
  • Treat other competitors with respect at all times.
  • All students must be accompanied by a chaperone while at the contest. Chaperones are responsible for the behavior of the students in their charge. 
  • Pack out everything you pack in, including trash and contest supplies. Do not leave exhibits or performance props behind. Clean up your messes.

Submission Instructions:

Attention Historical Paper, Website, and Documentary Contestants:  Your projects must be completed and submitted by March 3rd at 10:00p.  (Exhibits and Performances are due at the contest on March 21st.)

  • Papers: 
    • Submit a single PDF version (that contains both the paper and the annotated bibliography) through your profile, AND 
    • Send 3 printed copies, stapled, by March 3rd at 10:00p to:
UHD SL Regional
ATTN: Raquel Jones
1246 West 1000 North
SLC UT 84116

Printed copies must be RECEIVED no later than the March 3rd deadline.

  • Websites: All websites will lock for judging by March 3rd at 10:00p.
    • Website URL needs to be submitted during the registration process.
    • The website URL must be in a NHD Weebly Format 
    • Be sure to hit the “publish” button to save your final changes before the deadline.

About Utah History Day

The Utah History Day Salt Lake Regional competition has been hosted at Salt Lake Community College since 2014. Students from across Salt Lake, Tooele, and Summit counties are eligible to participate in this contest. Participants come from a wide rage of educational affiliations which include those attending public schools, charter schools, private schools, online schools, and home schools. Top entries from the Junior (6th through 8th grade) and Senior (9th through 12th grades) divisions qualify to advance to the state contest. We're excited to announce that for the 2019 contest season, the Youth division (4th and 5th grades) may be able to compete at State! This is subject to change based on availability. 

Utah History Day is Utah’s official National History Day affiliate. Formerly called Utah History Fair, this program has operated continuously in Utah since 1980.  Last year, more than 6,500 Utah students in 4th through 12th grade participated in History Day, learning how to conduct real historical research and then create a final project that showcases their work.

Utah History Day is operated by the Utah Division of State History located in the historic Rio Grande Depot in Salt Lake City, home of the Utah State Historical Society, Library and Collections, Utah Historical Quarterly, and next door to the Utah State Archives. 

Contact Us: 

Utah History Day Salt Lake Regional
Phone: 385-252-2500

 

Utah History Day
Division of State History
300 S. Rio Grande Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: 801.245.7253
Email: UtahHistoryDay@gmail.com


 

Public Display

The Open House times are an opportunity for friends and family to view displays as they were setup by the students. These times are before and after judging. Due to the fluid nature of final round judging requirements, certain rooms may be closed before, during, and after these times while judging is taking place. 

Exhibits:  

  • 8:00-9:00 am
  • 12:00-1:00 pm
  • 2:30 pm- takedown

Documentaries & Performances:   These categories are open to the public during the competition. Spectators must be quiet and respectful to all competitors. Only enter a competition room between entries.

Websites & Papers:  These interviews are closed to the public.

Contest Day Information

Competition Schedule

7:30-9:00      Student Check In & Exhibit Setup
         8:00-9:00      Open House
9:00-12:00    Judging (first round)
         12:00-1:00    Open House, lunch 

         12:30             Results for Finalists in Performance categories posted 
1:00-2:30      Judging (final round)- no interviews, closed to public
3:00-4:00      Awards Ceremony

* This schedule is subject to change. 

First Round Information
All entries will be judged during the first round of competition, which runs from 9:00-12:00 (for most categories). Students should be at their judging location at least 15 minutes prior to their scheduled time. All students are interviewed by the judges during the first round. 

In categories with more than 10 entries, morning judges will select the top entries to advance to the final round, which is held from 1:00-2:30.

Final Round Information
There are no interviews in the final round. Therefore, only those students competing in the Performance categories are required to attend the final round, should they qualify. Finalists in these categories will be posted at 12:30. Bring extra copies of your process paper and annotated bibliography to give to the second round judges.

Finalists in the Exhibit, Paper, Documentary, and Website categories are not posted. Results are announced for all categories at the Awards Ceremony.

Lunch
Lunch is not provided for contestants. There are many restaurants nearby. Or you are welcome to bring a lunch and eat in the Student Center (food/drinks are not allowed in classrooms).

Down Time
There will be down time during the day, especially in the afternoon.  Bring schoolwork, board games, reading, movies, or video games. 

Where can I go during my down time?
The STUDENT CENTER will be open during the contest and will be an ideal place to hang out during down time. The STUDENT CENTER is kitty corner to the Academic and Administration Building. Participants will find the following amenities in the student center:

  • Designated large dining/seating area
  • Food vendors and vending machines
  • Commons area
    • Tables
    • Electrical outlets
    • Other general seating
  • Outdoor tables and chairs 
Group Documentary
Group projects include 2-5 students. See description of Individual projects below.
Group Exhibit
Group projects include 2-5 students. See description of Individual projects below.
Group Performance
Group projects include 2-5 students. See description of Individual projects below.
Group Website
Group projects include 2-5 students. See description of Individual projects below.
Individual Documentary
A documentary should reflect your ability to use audiovisual equipment to communicate your topic’s significance. The documentary category will help you develop skills in using photographs, film, video, audio, computers, and graphic presentations. Your presentation should include primary source materials and also must be an original production. To produce a documentary, you must have access to equipment and be able to operate it.

See page 28 of the Contest Rule Book for official guidelines.

Documentaries are part of early judging. Your title page, process paper, bibliography, and link to your uploaded documentary MUST be electronically submitted before the day of the official contest. See the "Rules" Tab under "Contest Information" for specific submission instructions and deadlines. You are responsible for bringing copies of your process paper and bibliography to the contest. You are responsible for setup and take down of your documentary.
Individual Exhibit
An exhibit is a visual representation of your research and interpretation of your topic’s significance in history. The analysis and interpretation of your topic must be clear and evident to the viewer. Labels and captions should be used creatively with visual images and objects to enhance the message of your exhibit.

See page 23 of the Contest Rule Book for official guidelines.

Exhibits are part not part of early judging. You are responsible for bringing copies of your title page, process paper, and bibliography to the contest. You are responsible for all setup and take down of exhibits on the day of the contest.
Individual Performance
A performance is a dramatic portrayal of your topic’s significance in history and must be an original production. It should be scripted based on research of your chosen topic and should have dramatic appeal, but not at the expense of historical information.

See page 26 of the Contest Rule Book for official guidelines.

Performances are part not part of early judging. You are responsible for bringing copies of your title page, process paper, and bibliography to the contest. You are responsible for all setup and take down of any props, costumes, or multimedia on the day of the contest.
Individual Website
The website category is the most interactive of all NHD categories. A website should reflect your ability to use website design software and computer technology to communicate your topic’s significance in history. Your historical website should be a collection of web pages, interconnected by hyperlinks, that presents both primary and secondary sources and your historical analysis. To engage and inform viewers, your website should incorporate interactive multimedia, text, non-textual descriptions (e.g., photographs, maps, music, etc.), and interpretations of sources. To construct a website, you must have access to the Internet and be able to operate appropriate software and equipment.

See page 31 of the Contest Rule Book for official guidelines.

Websites are part of early judging. Your title page, process paper, and bibliography must be included in your website. Your link to your published NHD weebly website MUST be electronically submitted before the day of the official contest. See the "Rules" Tab under "Contest Information" for specific submission instructions and deadlines.
Paper
A paper is the traditional form of presenting historical research. Various types of creative writing (e.g., fictional diaries, poems, etc.) are permitted, but must conform to all general and category rules. Your paper should be grammatically correct and well written.

See page 20 of the Contest Rule Book for official guidelines.

Papers are part of early judging. They MUST be both 1) electronically submitted, and 2) physically mailed before the day of the official contest. See the "Rules" Tab under "Contest Information" for specific submission instructions and deadlines.

NHD Judging Criteria (see Sample Rubric)

Historical Quality: 60%

  • Historical Accuracy
  • Historical Context
  • Shows Analysis & Interpretation
  • Uses available primary sources
  • Wide Research
  • Balanced Research

Relation to Theme: 20%

  • Clearly relates topic to theme
  • Demonsrates significance of topic in history and draws conclusions

Clarity of Presentation: 20%

  • Project and written materials are original, clear, appropriate, organized, and articulate
  • Project is organized; visual impact is appropriate to topic

 

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