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Important Dates & Times

Sunday December 01, 2019 at 12:01 AM
Friday February 21, 2020 at 11:59 PM
Friday February 28, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Friday February 28, 2020 at 2:30 PM
Friday February 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM

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N.C. History Day - Southwest Piedmont Region

National History Day is a yearlong academic program that engages students grades 6th - 12th in the hands-on discovery of history. N.C. History Day is an affiliate of the National History Day program.

NHD students choose historical topics related to an annual theme; conduct extensive primary and secondary research; analyze and interpret their sources; draw conclusions about their topics’ significance in history; and present their work in one of five categories: historical papers, websites, exhibits, performances, or documentaries. These projects then go through a series of competitions, culminating in the national contest held each June at the University of Maryland. Students are encouraged to improve their projects at each stage of the competition to inspire continuous research and learning.

North Carolina is divided into seven NHD regions including the SW Piedmont Region. The SW Piedmont is managed and hosted by UNC Charlotte Office of School and Community Partnerships (OSCP) and the Department of History.  The SW Piedmont Region is comprised of the following counties:

  • Anson
  • Cabarrus
  • Cleveland
  • Gaston
  • Lincoln
  • Mecklenburg
  • Montgomery
  • Richmond
  • Scotland
  • Stanly
  • Union

To find the NHD regions for other N.C. counties, please visit the N.C. History Day website. Students must compete and qualify at their assigned regional contests before moving on to the state or national level contests. Each regional contest selects the top 3 finalists from each category to attend the state contest in April at the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh.  The top two state contest entries in each category then qualify to attend the national contest in June at the University of Maryland. 

Contest Venue

The UNC Charlotte Cone University Center street address is 9201 University City Blvd., Charlotte, NC  28223-0001.  Please find a campus map at https://maps.uncc.edu.  The Cone University Center is Building #5 on the campus map.  Please report to the McKnight Auditorium lobby on the 3rd floor.


Parking

Visitor parking is available on the 2nd level of the Cone Parking Deck.  Please visit https://maps.uncc.edu.  The Cone Parking Deck is adjacent to the Cone University Center, Building #5 on the campus map.  Please retain your ticket upon entrance to the parking deck.  A parking voucher will be provided for your exit.

Buses are permitted to drop off students at the main entrance, Lot 30, to the Cone University Center.  Buses will need to park in Lot 6 for the duration of the event.


Check-in

Please report to the McKnight Auditorium lobby on the 3rd floor.  Teachers are encouraged to bring their registration confirmation for all students that are competing.  Materials, including the schedule for the day, will be provided to the teachers for disemination to students.


Set-up

During check-in, students with exhibit entries should set up their presentation. Students with documentary and performance entries will set up the first five minutes of their judging session. Judges will notify students when they can begin set-up in the judging space.  Until that time, props and equipment should not be in the performance area where it will impact judging or other category participants. Judges have the right to ask students to move their items if they feel they are impacting others.


Equipment Needs

WiFi Information: Please do not plan to rely on WiFi access during the contest.  WiFi may not be reliable due to the number of people using it that day. 

Exhibit students needing access to an electrical outlet are responsible for providing their own power and extension cords. 

Performance students are responsible for bringing any props needed.  These may include table, chairs, and AV equipment if their performance requires them.  The contest venue is not responsible to provide equipment or props. 

Documentary students are responsible for bringing a copy of their documentary on a flash drive. The contest venue will provide each judging space with the equipment needed to play a documentary in this format.

Website students do not need to bring any special equipment to display their projects.


What to Bring By Category

Historical Paper Students:

  • You are not required to bring any paperwork to the contest, although you may want to bring a copy of your paper and annotated bibliography for you to reference during your interview.

Exhibit Students:

  • 3 copies of your process paper and annotated bibliography to give to the judges.
  • Your exhibit and all its components.
  • Powercords if your exhibit requires electricty. 

Performance Students:

  • Three (3) copies of your process paper and annotated bibliography to give to the judges.
  • Any props, equipment, and costumes needed for the contest.

Documentary Students:

  • Three (3) copies of your process paper and annotated bibliography to give to the judges.
  • A copy of your documentary on a flashdrive.

Website Students:

  • You are not required to bring any paperwork to the contest, although you may want to bring a hard copy of your process paper and annotated bibliography for you to reference during your interview.

Judging Schedule

A complete judging schedule will be provided at check-in. Here is a tentative outline for the day:

  • 9:00 to 9:45 am:  Registration Check-in and Set-up
                                 
    Cone University Center 
  • 9:30 to 9:45 am:  Opening Session
                                  McKnight Auditorium
  • 10:00 am to 12:30 pm:  Judging
                                            Various Locations
  • 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm:  Lunch (On Your Own)
  • 1:00 to 2:00 pm:  Awards Ceremony
                                  
    McKnight Auditorium

Lunch

The Cone University Center will have various lunch venues open during the day of the competition.  Please visit https://aux.uncc.edu/dining for a complete list of campus options.

 


Awards Ceremony

The awards ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. in the Cone University Center McKnight Auditorium.

 

 

 

Group Documentary
On the day of the contest your group must bring a copy of your documentary on a flash drive, and 3 copies of your group's process paper and annotated bibliography.
Group Exhibit
On the day of the contest your group must bring your exhibit, all of its components, any power cords needed, and 3 copies of your process paper and annotated bibliography.
Group Performance
On the day of the contest your group must bring any props, costumes, or equipment needed, and 3 copies of your process paper and annotated bibliography.
Group Website
All websites must be created using NHDWebCentral. Your group must save your website by the advertised freeze date and include your NHDWebCentral 8-digit "site key" in your registration. You should make sure that your group's process paper and annotated bibliography are added to your website. On the day of the contest your group is not required to bring any paperwork or equipment, but you may want to bring a hard copy of your process paper and annotated bibliography for reference when meeting with the judges.
Individual Documentary
On the day of the contest you must bring a copy of your documentary on a flash drive, and 3 copies of your process paper and annotated bibliography.
Individual Exhibit
On the day of the contest you must bring your exhibit, all of its components, any power cords needed, and 3 copies of your process paper and annotated bibliography.
Individual Performance
On the day of the contest you must bring any props, costumes, or equipment needed, and 3 copies of your process paper and annotated bibliography.
Individual Website
All websites must be created using NHDWebCentral. You must save your website by the advertised freeze date and include your NHDWebCentral 8-digit "site key" in your registration. You should make sure that your process paper and annotated bibliography are added to your website. On the day of the contest you are not required to bring any paperwork or equipment, but you may want to bring a hard copy of your process paper and annotated bibliography for reference when meeting with the judges.
Paper
You must upload a PDF of your paper to your registration portal before registration closes.

You are not required to bring any paperwork to the contest, although you may want to bring a copy of your paper and annotated bibliography for you to reference during your interview.

Judging Criteria


Historical Quality (60%)

  • Historical Accuracy
  • Historical Context
  • Analysis and Interpretation
  • Use of Available Primary Sources
  • Wide Research
  • Balanced Research

Relation to Theme (20%)

  • Clearly relates to theme
  • Demonstrates significance of topic in history and draws conclusions.

Clarity of Presentation (20%)

  • Presentation, written materials are original, clear, appropriate, organized and articulate
  • Entry is organized; visual impact is appropriate to topic

 

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