NHD Contest Schedule

two students in registration hall at National History Day 2019

Official NHD 2020 schedule (coming soon)

Contest deadlines

Tuesday, May 19
Final deadline to register online for the National contest. Go to www.nhd.org/register for links and more information. The registration process takes time so please don't wait until the last minute. The student registration fee is $155; the teacher registration fee is $65.

All historical papers and website entry addresses must be received at the National office by May 19th. Website editing ends at midnight.

Thursday, May 21
Final deadline to sign-up for the state coordinator to transport exhibits or performance props in the Vermont Historical Society SUV. There is a $20 transportation charge per project. Contact Victoria about extra-large projects.

Deadline to reserve group tickets for the Nationals baseball game on Tuesday, June 16.

Contest week

Sunday, June 14
9:00 am-8:00 pm – Student registration and exhibit set up

Most groups arrive in the afternoon. Register at the Stamp Student Union for judging times and location, lodging information (for those staying in the dorm), and parking passes (for those not staying in the dorm). NHD will also post judging time and location information on their website and app at 9:00 am. The registration hall is a great place for trading pins.

6:30 pm – NHD Welcome Ceremony (outside on the McKeldin Mall, near Stamp Student Union)

7:30 pm – Vermont Delegation Ice Cream Sundae Party! On the lawn after the welcome ceremony.

Monday, June 15
8:00 am-9:30 am – Final registration for juniors and set-up deadline for junior exhibits

10:00 am-4:00 pm – Junior Division Judging
(Seniors have a free day. Head into Washington, D.C. or use Monday as a travel day.)

7:30 pm-10:30 pm – Dance in the Reckord Armory. It's a fun and loud dance in a gym and a good time to trade pins.

Tuesday, June 16
8:00 am-9:30 am – Final registration for seniors and set-up deadline for senior exhibits

10:00 am-4:00 pm – Senior Division Judging
(Juniors have a free day. Good for visiting Washington, D.C.)

Evening – Junior Division Final Round Judging for performances and documentaries (finalists are announced Monday evening)

7:05 pm – Baseball game! Join other Vermonters to watch the Washington Nationals play the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park (near Navy Yard-Ballpark Metro station). Information about ticket prices will be available in April.

Wednesday, June 17
Day – Senior Division Final Round Judging for performances and documentaries (finalists are announced Tuesday evening)

Day – We often are able to schedule a meeting with Senator Leahy on the Senate Steps. Chat with Senator Leahy and be in the annual group photograph in front of the Capitol Dome. If possible, bring your Vermont t-shirt for the group photo. Map of meeting location.

Evening – Help with awards ceremony preparations. Make signs and blow up the inflatable cows for the awards ceremony! We will have posterboard, markers and deflated cows.

Thursday, June 18
8:00 am – Start of Parade of States in the Xfinity Center
8:30 am-12:00 pm – Awards Ceremony in the Xfinity Center. March in together, wearing Vermont t-shirts and waving the inflatable cows!

NHD Webcast of Awards Ceremony – tell your friends and family to watch! www.nhd.org

12:00 pm – Victoria will pick up all Vermont evaluation forms and certificates at the Xfinity Center and will hand them out after the awards ceremony or mail them to everyone.

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