Welcome to the Castle Country Regional Contest

Important Dates & Times

Welcome to Castle Country Regional History Day!

2021 CONTEST RESULTS:

2021 NHD-Utah Castle Country Regional Contest Results.png

REGISTRATION & SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS:

Remember - teachers must register before their students.

How-To Videos:

 

**PLEASE BE AWARE - ALL INFORMATION BELOW COULD CHANGE DUE TO ACTION TAKEN BECAUSE OF COVID19**

Details:

  • Contest Date:  Monday, March 15, 2021 - Friday, March 26, 2021
  • Registration Deadline:  Sunday, January 31, 2021
  • All Projects Due:  Friday, March 12, 2021
  • Location:  Our Contest will VIRTUAL this year.

Attention Contestants:  Your projects must be completed and submitted by Friday, March 12th at 10:00pm.  (Exhibits and Performances are also due virtually to the contest on Friday, March 12th.)

  • Papers: Upload a pdf to your NHD student account, AND send 6 printed copies, stapled, to Castle County Regional History Day, Carbon High School, c/o Chris Sweeney, 750 East 400 North, Price, UT 84501.
  • Websites: All websites will lock for judging at 10:00pm on Friday, March 12th. Be sure to save your final changes before this deadline.

Competition Schedule
March 12          ALL Projects due

March 15 - 24  Judging
March 26         Results Posted on this website
After March 26 Awards mailed to schools/teachers
* This schedule is subject to change. 

Registration Fees

There are no fees to register for NHD contests in Utah.

 

Welcome Students!

We're excited to see your project at the contest!  

 

Here's a handy guide to NHD's new Judging Criteria and Rules to help you prepare for the contest. Double-check to be sure that you understand the judging critera and your project complies with NHD rules. 

 

How to Upload Your Project to Your Profile

Watch the project upload demo for your category: Exhibits, Documentaries, Papers, Performances, Websites.

 

New for 2021!  Download your Judge Evaluations

Students and teachers will be able to view and download the judges' evaluation forms from their NHD accounts, after judging is finished.

 

Your Student Account Lasts All Year

Your NHD Student Account is good for one whole contest year. Please DO NOT open a new account if you advance to the next level of competition. If you advance to State, your NHD Student Account and entry information will be transferred automatically to the State contest. 

You can access your NHD Student Account at any time to update the information we have about your project.

Write down your username and password and keep them in a safe place. You'll need them to access your NHD Student Account throughout the year.

If you change the title of your project, you should provide the new version in your student account. Please be sure we have accurate emails for you and your parent/guardian so we can contact you if needed.

 

What To Do If You Need to Cancel Your Registration

If you are in an Individual category and cannot attend the contest, please email the contest coordinator to cancel your registration.

If you are part of a Group entry, but other group members are attending the contest, you do not need to cancel your registration.

 

Behavior Expectations 

  • Students are expected to conduct themselves, in person and online, in a manner that brings credit to themselves and their schools.
  • Treat other competitors with respect at all times.

 

NHD Utah Chaperone Policy (for physical contests)

  • All students must be accompanied by an adult chaperone while at the contest.
  • Chaperones are responsible for the behavior of the students in their charge.
  • One chaperone may supervise up to 10 students. 
  • Utah History Day is not responsible for supervising minors at any time.

 

Physical Contest FAQs

  • Families and teachers should remain quiet and respectful to all competitors.
  • Parents should not be near their children during judging times or interviews.
  • Clean up your messes.
  • Pack out everything you pack in, including trash and contest supplies.
  • Do not leave exhibits or performance props behind.
  • We are guests at the contest venue and want to be invited back. 

Welcome Teachers!

We look forward to seeing your students at the contest!

 

Tools for Your Students

Here's a handy guide to NHD's new Judging Criteria and Rules to help students prepare for the contest. 

Video demos for uploading projects to the contest: Exhibits, Documentaries, Papers, Performances, Websites. 

 

New for 2021!  Download Students' Judge Evaluations

Students and teachers will be able to view and download the judges' evaluation forms from their NHD accounts, after judging is finished.

 

How to Know if Your Students Are Registered:

Use your MY STUDENTS list to a) verify your students have completed their registration, and b) make sure their project information is correct. To access your list: 

  • Click on the MY STUDENTS tab on the top of the page.
  • A thumbs up by their name means they have completed their registration.
  • Please double check their registration for errors. Are they in the correct category? Are group entries correctly linked to a single project? Let us know if there are problems so we can help fix them.  
  • You have the power to:
    • View and edit student/entry information,
    • Link/unlink a student to an entry by clicking on the student's name.

 

Your Teacher Account Lasts All Year

Once you have created an NHD Teacher Account, it is good for one whole contest year. Please DO NOT open a new account if your students advance to the next level of competition. When students advance to the next contest, your NHD Teacher Account will be transferred automatically to that contest with them. 

You can access your NHD Teacher Account and view your student list at any time by logging into the current contest.

Write down your username and password and keep them in a safe place. You'll need them to access your NHD Teacher Account throughout the year.

 

What To Do If a Student Needs to Cancel

  • If the student is competing in an Individual category and cannot attend the contest, send an email to the contest coordinator to cancel their registration. 
  • If the student is part of a Group entry and other members of the group are attending the contest, do not cancel. With the exception of Group Performances, group projects can compete even if one student can't attend. For Exhibits, Documentaries, and Websites, at least one student from the group must attend to present the project and interview with the judges.

 

Student Behavior Expectations 

  • Students are expected to conduct themselves, in person and online, in a manner that brings credit to themselves and their schools.
  • Treat other competitors with respect at all times.

Welcome Judges!

 

We are thrilled to have you as part of our judging team this year!

Did you know that most History Day students work harder on their NHD projects than on any other school assignment? They are excited to present their work to you.  And we hope you come away inspired and energized by our young historians.

While our 2021 virtual contests will not bring judges and students together in the same physical space, the core of judging for NHD remains the same. Your mission is to create a respectful space for students to share their work, and to provide positive, helpful feedback on their scholarship.

Per National History Day policy, judges will not interview students during virtual 2021 NHD contests.

 

What to Expect as an NHD Judge

For each competition round that you judge, you can expect to evaluate 8-10 projects. You will work collaboratively with the other judges on your team to evaluate and rank projects. Each judge will compose written feedback to the students. 

If NHD is new to you, watch our 3-minute overview, I Love History Day.

 

Judging Materials and Training

Please use the resources on this page to prepare for judging in 2021. 

IMPORTANT: NHD has many new rules and judging criteria this year.  If you've judged with us before, use these materials to learn what's new!

 

Judge Training to Complete on your Own

Packet Materials to Download and Print

Guides for Using the Online Judging System

New Judging Rubrics

More Resources

 

Judging Timeline for this Contest

Live Judge Training (via Zoom) insert your info here
First Round Begins  
First Round Rankings and Comments Due  
Final Round Begins  
Final Round Rankings and Comments Due  

 

Judging Equipment Needed

Internet, computer with the ability to view PDFs, play MP4 videos, and type into online text fields. A videoconferencing app is provided for judge meetings (webcam optional).

 


Questions about your judging account or online judging?

Contact utahhistoryday@gmail.com.

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