Skip to main content

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.

2020 NHD contest

Breaking Barriers in History 2020 National History Day logo

CONTEST INFORMATION

Contest date: Saturday, February 29, 2020 (snow date: Saturday, March 7)

Location: Salisbury University--pick up registration packets (you must pre-register) in the Guerrieri Academic Commons (GAC) and most contest events will take place in the GAC and in neighboring Perdue and Fulton Halls.  The GAC and Perdue are located right off Rte. 13 Business, while Fulton is located right off College Avenue.  All registrants need to come to the GAC first to pick up their packets.

Campus map: 

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

Parking: Visitors may park on contest day with no permit needed in the parking lots off Route 13 Business in front of the GAC.

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 2, 2020, at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (registration deadline is April 1 at 11:59 p.m.; please note that papers, websites, and documentaries will be prejudged and must be submitted by April 5 at 11:59 p.m.).

State program:

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

National contest: June 14-18, 2020, at the University of Maryland, College Park

National program: http://www.nhd.org

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Registration: 

STUDENTS: NEW THIS YEAR: YOUR TEACHER MUST REGISTER BEFORE YOU DO.  REGISTRATION opens on December 18, 2019.  The REGISTRATION DEADLINE is MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2020, 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. 

PLEASE BE AWARE THAT MORE INFORMATION IS REQUIRED THIS YEAR THAN IN YEARS PAST, DUE TO STATE REQUIREMENTS.

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, https://www.nhd.org/nhdwebcentral) to suhistoryday@gmail.com by Friday, February 21, 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.  We have not asked teachers to register for our contest in the past, but this year, we are being required by the state program to use the NHD registration system and this 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..