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Lower Eastern Shore National History Day: Home/Registration

The Lower Eastern Shore National History Day contest includes Dorchester, Somerset, and Wicomico Counties and is sponsored by the Salisbury University Libraries and the Charles R. and Martha N. Fulton School of Liberal Arts at Salisbury University.

2021 Contest Information

Due to the move to online learning in all three of the counties that participate in the Lower Eastern Shore National History Day contest and the additional stresses this puts on teachers, students, and families, none of the county school systems will be sponsoring NHD programs during the 2020-2021 school year.  Consequently, there will be no Lower Eastern Shore NHD regional contest in winter/spring 2021.  Check back next year, when we expect to resume our participation in this outstanding student activity.

The 2021 theme, in case you're curious, is "Communication in History: The Key to Understanding."

CONTEST INFORMATION

Contest date: No Lower Eastern Shore regional contest this year

Location:  Salisbury University, with registration and most events taking place in the Guerrieri Academic Commons (GAC)

Campus map: 

http://www.salisbury.edu/campusmap/docs/CampusMap.pdf

Parking:  Visitors may park on campus for free on weekends, with no permit required.  Your best bet is the parking lot in front of the Guerrieri Academic Commons, which may be accessed from Rte. 13/South Salisbury Blvd.

LOCAL COORDINATORS

Dorchester County: Monique Ward, wardm@dcpsmd.org

Somerset County: Jill Holland, jholland@somerset.k12.md.us

Wicomico County: Lori Bock, lbock@wcboe.org

Lower Eastern Shore contest: Bea Hardy, suhistoryday@gmail.com

STATE AND NATIONAL CONTESTS

State contest: May 1, 2021

Registration deadline: March 31, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

Paper and Website Category Submissions: April XX, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

Documentary Submissions: April XX, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

Performance and Exhibit Submissions: April XX, 2021, 11:59 p.m.

State program:

https://www.mdhumanities.org/programs/maryland-history-day/‚Äč

National contest: June XX, 2021

National program: http://www.nhd.org

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

THE INFORMATION BELOW IS A PLACEHOLDER FOR FUTURE YEARS.

Registration: 

STUDENTS: YOUR TEACHER MUST REGISTER BEFORE YOU DO.  REGISTRATION opens on XXX.  The REGISTRATION DEADLINE is XXX, at 5 pm.

Student Registration: Click here to register.   Each student registering for an individual entry should register separately.  For group entries, there are two options:

1. If the members are all present, or if one person has all the required information for all members: One student registers first.  At the end of that student's registration, there will be a red button on the screen, "Register Next Team Member."  Fill out the information for the second student in the group, and continue following that pattern until all group members are registered.

2. If the members are not together, or no one has all the information needed: One student registers first.  He or she will receive a "key"--a code, really--that they can then share with other students in the group.  The other students enter their personal information when they register and enter the "key" to be linked to the existing team project. 

REQUIRED INFORMATION

For each entry: project title, category (documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, or website), whether it is group or individual, school, and teacher.

For each student: name, home address, a working email address that accepts emails from outside the school system (this can be the parent/guardian's email or the teacher's email), the name of a parent/guardian, parent/guardian's email (if available), and a phone number for the parent/guardian.

PAPERS (in the paper category, not the process papers required in other categories) AND WEBSITES: Judges read/view these ahead of time and then interview you about them at the contest.  You need to submit a copy of your paper or, for websites, the URL of your website (created on the NHD website hosting site (XXX) to suhistoryday@gmail.com by Friday, XXX, at 5 p.m.

Students may pick up their registration packets--which will include the time and place of their entry being judged--by the elevators on the first floor of the GAC starting at 8 a.m.  Judging starts at 9, so students should pick up their packets before then.

TEACHERS: 

Teacher Registration: Click here to register.  TEACHERS MUST REGISTER BEFORE THEIR STUDENTS WILL BE ALLOWED TO REGISTER.   The NHD registration system requires teacher registration before student registration.  There will be teacher packets available for all teachers who indicate they plan to attend the contest.  Teacher packets may be picked up by the elevators on the first floor of the GAC starting at 8 a.m.

JUDGES: 

Judges, please go to the Judges' tab above to find registration and other information.  Judges should report to the Judges' Room--classroom 117 on the first floor of the GAC--by 8:15 a.m.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided..