Welcome to the VA District 6 Contest

Important Dates & Times

 Welcome to Registration for the Virginia District 6 National History Day Contest!

The VA District 6 National History Day competition will be held on Saturday, March 13th, 2021 from 8:00 AM-2:00 PM. Because the possibility of State mandated limits on gatherings we are planning a Virtual contest. Students must register to compete by Sunday, February 28 and submit their projects virtually by Sunday, March 7. There is no registration fee for students.

 

Virginia History Day Virtual Project Creation & Submission Guidelines

All students must read the following two guidelines when creating and submitting virtual projects: 

 

*** Changes this year that you need to be aware of:

  • Websites must be created through the NHDWebCentral platform. Remember to finish your websites before they are locked out! 
  • All projects must be submitted by midnight on Sunday, March 7th
  • There will be an Elementary division (grades 4-5).  These students will compete in the Group and Individual Exhibit categories only. 
  • If restriction are lifted the district will explore holding an in person contest. 
  • The state competition at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture will be held in the last week of April 2021.

Additional Information: 

  1. Information on the theme for this year’s competition (Communication in History: The Key to Understanding) can be found at the National History Day website: https://www.nhd.org.  There is also information for teachers and students on the project categories (documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, and website), project examples, and the contest rulebook.   
  2. You should also explore the Virginia History Day website maintained by Virginia History Day state coordinator Sam Florer at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture (https://www.virginiahistory.org/learn/virginia-history-day).  Mr. Florer is offering Skype sessions and interactive webinars for teachers and students who have registered for the competition.  If you are interested in these and additional resources, visit the Virginia History Day website for more information.
  3. The registration procedure for the District 6 competition is as follows: Teachers much register first.  See the District 6 website for details. Once teachers have registered, students can register.  If you home-school your child, please e-mail Virginia History Day state coordinator Sam Florer (sflorer@virginiahistory.org) with the name of what you want your school to be called and a physical address.  [Note: District 6 comprises Accomack, Chesapeake, Franklin City, Hampton, Isle of Wright, Middlesex, Newport News, Norfolk, Northampton, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Southampton, Suffolk, Surry, Sussex, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, York]
  4. Students must register to compete on the District 6 website by Sunday, February 28, 2021. Once again, there is no registration fee for students.  We are lining up sponsors to cover the costs of registering students, feeding the judges, etc. 
  5. All students completed work is due by Sunday, March 7th, 2021 to give judges time to review it before the contest. Entries can be uploaded through the contest website. Websites must be created through the NHDWebCentral portal.  Entries will be locked out for edits after March 7th.
  6. First and second place winners in each category, at the middle and high school level, will be eligible to compete at the Virginia State History Day competition.  If they are unable to compete, third place winners will be offered the opportunity to compete.  The top three elementary projects will compete at the state level.  The state competition will be held at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in Richmond over two days the last week of April 2021.
  7. If you are a teacher who is also willing to volunteer as a judge, we would be very grateful!!  We will assign you a category that does not contain any of your students.  Please register as a judge at the district 6 website.
  8. If you have any questions that are not addressed by the website, please feel free to email Bruce Meyer at esr-sar@charter.net. If he cannot answer your questions, reach out to the Virginia History Day Coordinator, Sam Florer, and we will find you a solution. 

We are looking forward to another great event!  

 

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Thanks for participating in Virginia History Day! Please visit the Virginia History Day website to learn more about the program. 

Welcome to Registration for the Virginia District 6 National History Day Contest!

The registration deadline for students is February 28, 2021. Once again, we are pleased to announce that there is NO REGISTRATION FEE for students thanks to the generous support of donors. Please note that all projects are due by Sunday, March 7th, 2021.   

 

Virginia History Day Virtual Project Creation & Submission Guidelines

All students must read the following two guidelines when creating and submitting virtual projects: 

 

By registering, students are stating their intent to participate in the virtual contest on Saturday, March 13th, 2021. The District 6 contest will be virtual in 2021, if permitted by Public Health guidelines a live event will be explored by the coordinator.

 

2021 Student Activities 

While we are dissapointed we can't celebrate your work in person this year, we'd like to offer you the chance to still feel part of the VHD community. Check out these student activities we are offering to all VHD District Contest participants (linked here). If you have any questions about these activities, email VHD Coordinator Sam Florer at: sflorer@virginiahistory.org

 

If you have questions, please ask your teacher, or District 6 coordinator Bruce Meyer at esr-sar@charter.net.

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Thanks for participating in Virginia History Day! Please visit the Virginia History Day website to learn more about the program. 

If you would like your students to participate, the first step is to make sure your school account has been created and then to create your account as a teacher. To do that, go to CREATE ACCOUNT, schools. If your school is not on the list please e-mail Sam Florer with the name of your school and he will add it.  If you home school your child, please e-mail Sam as well with the name of what you want your home school to be called and a physical address. After verifying that your school has an account, you can now create an account for yourself as a teacher. Once that is complete, your students will be allowed to create an account.

If you have questions, please ask District 6 coordinator Bruce Meyer, esr-sar@charter.net or the VA History Day Coordinator Sam Florer, sflorer@virginiahistory.org.

Even if your students do not participate in History Day competitions, please register so we can track your school's participation in the program and earn points for your school to win the 2021 Virginia History Day Cup! Points are awarded for percentage of eligible students participating at each school in History Day projects, projects that win 1st or 2nd place at District contests, and projects that win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place at the State competition. The Virginia History Day Cup prize will be awarded at the Virginia History Day Contest in April 2021.

Judge Information

 

All material needed to judge this year can be found in the 2021 Virtual Judging Folder (linked here). 

 

I’ve never judged History Day before.  Is that okay?

Absolutely!  We welcome veteran judges as well as new judges.  Every Contest begins with a training session run by the Virginia Museum of History and Culture. Judging teams will consist of a mix of veteran and first-time judges.

What qualifications are needed to be a History Day judge?

No qualifications are required to judge a History Day event. However, judges should possess an interest in history and be comfortable interacting with students.  Judging involves evaluating projects with a critical eye, making decisions and offering students constructive feedback on their work.

How much time do I have to commit?

At both the District and State level, a judging session typically requires a minimum of 6 hours. This includes an orientation followed by examination of student work, interviews with students, and determination of top entries. Judges who review Historical Paper and Website entries have a slightly different schedule with a similar time commitment. As a judge, we’ll invite you to participate or view a few webinars prior to the competition, but they aren’t required.

What do judges do during History Day?

The basic task of judges is to evaluate the students’ entries and provide both the positive and the constructive feedback that is essential to the learning process. Judges begin with a short orientation via zoom to learn how to use the National History Day scoring sheets, discuss consensus judging, and meet their fellow judges and judge captains. There will be time for questions and answers.  Judging teams will consist of two or three members, with a mixture of veteran and novice judges. Judges evaluate the student entries in 10 to 15 minute intervals, with time to interview the student(s) via zoom about their project. Judges fill out the score sheets and come to consensus on the winning entries.

What kinds of questions should I ask the students?

Questions asked during the judging process should give students the opportunity to talk about what they learned while creating their project.  The Contest is the students' day to shine! The judge should never talk more than the student or make them feel as though they have not done enough research.  Questions about their research process, sources used, inspirations for the topic, and what they liked about the project are all appropriate questions.

How do I register to be a judge?

Click on the "Register" button above and select "Judge." Register as a user and then fill out the short questionnaire. We will do our best to accommodate your preferences. You should receive a confirmation email once you have completed the process.


 

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