Welcome to the East Puget Sound Regional Contest

Important Dates & Times

East Puget Sound History Day Contest

Saturday, March 3, 2018
Lake Washington High School
12033 NE 80th Street
Kirkland, WA 98033
Coordinators:  Jill Berge and Nicole Kesler
Welcome to the registration page for the East Puget Sound History Day contest.  National History Day is a fun event that encourages students to become historians by developing research, analysis, presentation and social skills. Working individually or in groups, junior (grades 6-8) and senior (9-12) division students select a topic related to an annual theme. They conduct extensive historical research using primary sources, articles, and books, then distill their research and analysis into a dramatic performance, multimedia documentary, museum exhibit, website, or research paper.

Students may choose to compete in regional contests held in February and March, entering their project against others in the same division and category. Regional winners advance to the Washington History Day state contest, held in late April or early May.  Students who finish in first and second place at State in each category go on to the National contest, held in mid-June at the University of Maryland in College Park.

This page is the registration for the East Puget Sound Contest, which serves the geographical areas served by the Lake Washington, Issaquah and Bellevue School districts.

East Puget Sound Regional History Day Contest

Student Registration

Welcome to the student registration site!  Please make sure that your teacher has registered first.  If you are part of a group project, have one group member register first and create the project entry.  Then the other group members can register with the project key/link. 

Students also need to print out the permission and media release form, get it signed by their parents, and turn it in to their teacher in order to participate.  If parents would like more information about the regional contest, they may download the NHD Parent Letter.

East Puget Sound History Day Contest

Teacher Registration

Welcome teachers!  You may begin your registration for the East Puget Sound Contest here.  You will need to register first, before your students register.  Once your students have registered, you may log in and view their registration information to make sure it is correct.  A parent information letter about the contest is provided here and on the student registration site.  Students are also given a permission form on their site for parents to sign and return to you.  Please collect these forms and bring them with you to the contest on March 3, 2018.

We are also asking teachers to reach out to their parent community and ask for volunteers or judges.  Volunteers are needed to help monitor the judging rooms on March 3rd, to make sure it is quiet for the presenters.  Judges are always needed to help evaluate projects.  All training is provided.  Feel free to send them the link to this site where they can register as either a judge or a volunteer.

Questions?  Email Jill Berge (jberge@lwsd.org) or Nicole Kesler (nkesler@lwsd.org).

East Puget Sound History Day Contest

Judge Registration

Thank you so much for being willing to judge student projects for our contest!  Without you, this valuable student experience would not be possible.  Students conduct high level research on significant historical topics, publish them in a variety of creative ways, but need an audience and an evaluator to help them take their work to the next level.  Your feedback and input are greatly appreciated!

As a judge, we will provide you with all the necessary training you need to give clear feedback to students; we'll send a preview of materials via email ahead of time, and do in-person training on the day of the contest.  You will use consensus judging to determine the rank order of projects using the national rubrics for NHD. 

You may also choose whether you wish to judge before the contest (websites and papers), or on the day of the contest (exhibits, documentaries and performances).  There are two levels to consider:  the junior levvel (grades 6-8) or the senior level (9-12).  You may rank order your preferred choices for judging.

Let us know if you have any questions:  Jill Berge (jberge@lwsd.org) or Nicole Kesler (nkesler@lwsd.org).  Again, thank you so much for being willing to judge at the contest!


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