About the State Contest

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Vermont History Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020 at the University of Vermont Davis Center in Burlington.

Watch our Vermont History Day video. Filmed in 2007, this video gives a general overview of the contest day.

What will judging at the Vermont History Day contest be like?

At the state contest, you will talk with two or three judges about your project. They will probably ask you questions like why did you choose your topic and what did you learn from your research. The judges will also provide feedback about your entry - which is really helpful if you qualify for National History Day. Click the link for more information about what the judges will be looking for.

Can I win any prizes?

The main reason to participate in History Day is to learn! But there are some prizes. The top two entries in each category with an superior or excellent rating qualify to attend National History Day in June in College Park, Maryland. (Each category is also split into Junior and Senior divisions, so you are competing against students your own age.) There are also Special Prizes, some of which offer prize money that some students use to pay for their trip to National History Day.

When is the deadline to enter Vermont History Day?

March 6, 2020 is the registration deadline. The entry fee is $8.00 for per student. Print and submit the entry form (pdf). Or use the online registration system. See the Important Dates page for all the details.

If you have any more questions, contact Victoria at (802) 828-1413 or email victoria.hughes@vermonthistory.org 

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