Welcome to the Wyoming History Day State Contest

Important Dates & Times

Wednesday May 05, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Wednesday May 05, 2021 at 3:00 PM

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and the

American Heritage Center 

present the...

2021 WY History Day State Contest!

The State Contest will be virtual in 2021! To give students the best opportunity to have access to exciting primary sources, we have launched a brand new website just for Wyoming History Day students! Check it out and check back often because we are uploading new material all the time!

 

www.wyominghistoryday.org

 

We take the health of all our Wyoming History Day team seriously and we look forward to hosting all of you again at an in-person event as soon as we are confident is it safe for everyone. Please see below for updated contest dates. If necessary, any changes will be conveyed as soon as they are known.

 

Details for 2021 WHD Virtual State Contest:

  • Online Registration
    • Closes on Monday, April 19 @ 09:59 p.m.
    • NO LATE REGISTRATION!
  • Location:
    • Details and instructions for online delivery will be updated soon. 
  • Websites and Papers MUST be submitted/uploaded to your account in the registration system by Monday, April 19, 2021 @ 9:59 p.m. MDT.
    • Websites: All websites will lock for judging at 09:59 p.m. on Monday, April 19, 2021.  

Competition Schedule 

  • April 22 - 29                                               Preliminary Rounds             
  • April 30 - May 3                                         Judging of Final Rounds
  • May 5, 2021   (Time TBD)                         Awards Ceremony  
  • This schedule is subject to change.

 

Special Awards: Over $10000 in cash and scholarships are available to students thanks to the generous support of many individuals, businesses and organizations throughout Wyoming. To be considered for a special award, students competing at State must nominate themselves in advance during online registration. Please limit your choices to the awards which match your project. For example, if you didn't conduct an oral history interview for your research then don't nominate yourself for the William H. Barton Award. 

**Scholarships marked with an **REQUIRE the submission of your process paper and annotated bibliography (combine your process paper and annotated bibliography into ONE document) and email to wyominghistoryday@gmail.com

**Students won't be able to see the "Special Awards Nomination" tab until after they have filled out the Permission/Waivers page of registration. Once you save that page, a page will populate that says "Registration Fee Payment Method" at the top, select Pay by Check (even if that is not how you will pay). The page will  populate with two light blue sections and a yellowish section, under which on the left side of the page it will ask you to click "I Agree". Click the "I Agree" button. The page will repopulate again with the Special Awards Nominations tab. It's light blue with white writing on the left hand side. **If you don't see the Special Awards Nominations tab during your regular registration you can access it from your MY PROFILE tab under your login name (in the upper right corner of the main page). 

View the 2021 Special Awards and Scholarships (DRAFT): 2021 WHD Special Awards-Scholarships (Draft 10-8-2020).docx

2021 National History Day Contest: Currently, scheduled for June 13-17, 2021. 

Eligibility:
The annual Wyoming History Day State Competition is open to qualifying students in the Junior and Senior age divisions. The top three entries from each of Wyoming’s seven regional contests qualify to advance to the state contest. After the state contest is decided, the first and second place finishers in each category will advance to the national competion at the University of Maryland. 

Contact Wyoming History Day:

  • Email: cgreen15@uwyo.edu
  • Web: wyominghistoryday.org
  • Mail: American Heritage Center @ UW, Dept. 3924, 1000 E. University Ave., Laramie, WY 82070
  • Phone: 307-766-2300

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Welcome Students! Congratulations!

We are thrilled that you are participating the 2021 Wyoming History Day State Contest! The National History Day program is an excellent opportunity for you to develop critical thinking skills, analyze multiple perspectives and conduct in-depth research about a topic in history which you are passionate about. You'll have an opportunity to meet other students from across Wyoming and witness their passion for history through the 2021 theme, "Communication in History: The Key to Understanding"

Download the 2021 NHD Theme Book

The State Contest will be virtual in 2021! To give students the best opportunity to have access to exciting primary sources, we have launched a brand new website just for Wyoming History Day students! Check it out and check back often because we are uploading new material all the time.

www.wyominghistoryday.org

We take the health of all our Wyoming History Day team seriously and we look forward to hosting all of you again at an in-person event as soon as we are confident is it safe for everyone. Please see below for updated contest dates. If necessary, any changes will be conveyed as soon as they are known.

Details for 2021 WHD Virtual State Contest:

  • Online Registration
    • Closes on Monday, April 19 @ 09:59 p.m.
    • NO LATE REGISTRATION!
  • Location:
    • Details and instructions for online delivery will be updated soon. 
  • Websites and Papers MUST be submitted/uploaded to your account in the registration system by Monday, April 19, 2021 @ 9:59 p.m. MDT.
    • Websites: All websites will lock for judging at 09:59 p.m. on Monday, April 19, 2021.  

Competition Schedule 

  • April 22 - 29                                               Preliminary Rounds             
  • April 30 - May 3                                         Judging of Final Rounds
  • May 5, 2021   (Time TBD)                         Awards Ceremony  
  • This schedule is subject to change.

Alternate Virtual Contest Dates (If necessary)...

  • April 19 @ 9:59 p.m. (Registration Closes)
    • NO late registration
  • April 22-29 (Judging of Preliminary Rounds)
  • April 30-May 3 (Judging of Final Rounds)
  • May 5, 2021 (Awards Ceremony...Start time TBD)

Student Behavior 

  • 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.
  • All students must be accompanied by a teacher or chaperone while at the contest. 
  • Chaperones are responsible for the behavior of the students in their charge. 
  • Pack out everything you pack in, including contest supplies. Please, do not leave exhibits or performance props behind.
  • We are guests at the University of Wyoming and want to be invited back. Students are expected to be respectful of the space and all members of the Wyoming History Day community. Be conscientious and supportive towards your peers. 


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Welcome WY Educators to the 2021 WY History Day State Contest!

We are excited to witness the projects your students developed for the Wyoming History Day state contest. Your commitment to the National History Day program is greatly appreciated. 

The State Contest will be virtual in 2021! To give students the best opportunity to have access to exciting primary sources, we have launched a brand new website just for Wyoming History Day students! Check it out and check back often because we are uploading new material all the time!  www.wyominghistoryday.org

 

We take the health of all our Wyoming History Day team seriously and we look forward to hosting all of you again at an in-person event as soon as we are confident is it safe for everyone. Please see below for updated contest dates. If necessary, any changes will be conveyed as soon as they are known.

Details for 2021 WHD Virtual State Contest:

  • Online Registration
    • Closes on Monday, April 19 @ 09:59 p.m.
    • NO LATE REGISTRATION!
  • Location:
    • Details and instructions for online delivery will be updated soon. 
  • Websites and Papers MUST be submitted/uploaded to your account in the registration system by Monday, April 19, 2021 @ 9:59 p.m. MDT.
    • Websites: All websites will lock for judging at 09:59 p.m. on Monday, April 19, 2021.  

Competition Schedule 

  • April 22 - 29                                               Preliminary Rounds             
  • April 30 - May 3                                         Judging of Final Rounds
  • May 5, 2021   (Time TBD)                         Awards Ceremony  
  • This schedule is subject to change.
  • Registration Information...
    • Teachers need to register prior to their students registering. Click on the "Create Account" tab above or in the sidebar. 
    • All students must register for the State Contest by Monday, April 19, 2021 @ 9:59 p.m.
    • Create a Username and Password to access registration. 
    • You can view your students' registration information under My Students.
    • If you have questions, please send an email to wyominghistoryday@gmail.com
  • View the Schedule of Events...
  • View the 2021 WHD Special Awards-Scholarships (Draft 10-8-2020).docx (Subject to Change)
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  • UW Parking Permit MAP

Student Behavior 

  • 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.
  • All students must be accompanied by a teacher or chaperone while at the contest. 
  • Chaperones are responsible for the behavior of the students in their charge. 
  • Pack out everything you pack in, including contest supplies. Please, do not leave exhibits or performance props behind.
  • We are guests at the University of Wyoming and want to be invited back. Students are expected to be respectful of the space and all members of the Wyoming History Day community. Be conscientious and supportive towards your peers. 


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Welcome JUDGES to the 2021 WY History Day State Contest!

We are thrilled that you have agreed to spend time with WY History Day to evaluate primary source based research projects from 6th-12th grade students from across the state. Your commitment to the National History Day program is greatly appreciated. 

Details for 2021 WHD State Contest:

Competition Schedule* 
TBD

ALL Judges must create an account to register for the WHD State contest. Click on the "Create Account" tab near the top of the page or click "Create Account" on the sidebar. 

Learn about the 2021 NHD Theme: Communication in History: The Key to Understanding 

Watch a video about the 2021 Theme: https://www.nhd.org/node/14063

Review the NEW 2021 NHD Contest Rule Book 

  • Rgistration Information for JUDGES...
    • All judges should register/create account for the State Contest by Monday, April 19, 2021 @ 9:59 p.m.  
    • If you have questions, please send an email to wyominghistoryday@gmail.com

 

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Welcome VOLUNTEERS to the 2021 Wyoming History Day State Contest!

As a volunteer, your help is critical to the success of the two-day contest which takes place on the University of Wyoming campus in Laramie. Thank you for offering your time to the National History Day program in Wyoming. 

Wyoming History Day needs volunteers for the following tasks...

  • April 16, 2021 (Friday):
    • Morning - Sort and stuff folders for WHD TEACHERS. (Need 2 volunteers) Each teacher will have the following in their folder...
      • WHD Schedule of Student projects/presentations.
      • Student participation certificates (printed on card stock)
      • 2021 WHD Schedule of Events
      • Campus Maps (American Heritage Center, MHRGC and UW Conference Center)
      • Campus Maps (Bus Transportation Routes)
      • Monuments Tour
    • Morning - Sort and stuff folders for WHD JUDGES. Each folder will include the following...
      • Judge's schedule (depending on division & category)
      • One copy of the rules for their category.
      • One copy of overview of NHD theme.
      • Judges scoring sheets for each individual/group (Sets of 3)
    • Afternoon (No later than 3:00 p.m.): (Need 2-3 volunteers)
      • Hang WHD Room signs and arrows at AHC (Sheep Industry Room, Rouse Room, StockGrower's Room, Miller Classroom and UW Art Museum Classroom) 
      • Set-Up Sheep Industry Room with projector and computer. arrange tables so that one table with three seats is near the front of the room. 
      • Set-Up Rouse Room with projector and computer (include a sticky note with username and passwords for the computer)
      • Load up vehicles with ALL necessary equipment, papers, etc to operate the contest on Sunday/Monday at UW CC/Hilton.
  • April 18, 2021 (Sunday):
    • 3:00 p.m. - Meet at UW Conference Center and Hilton Garden Inn to unload vehicles and set-up all the rooms. (Need 2-3 volunteers)
      • UW Conference Center Exhibit Hall - Set-Up #'s
      • UW Conference Center - Set-Up Registration & Merchandise Table 
      • UW Conference Center - Set-Up Board Room
      • Hang Location Signs
      • Set-Up Judges room in the Hilton Garden Inn Ballroom
    • 4:30 - 8:00 p.m. - Need 3-4 volunteers to help at registration & merchandise tables. 
    • 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Check-In/Registration for WHD Teachers and Students
  • April 19, 2021 (Monday):
    • 7:00 - 8:30 a.m. - Assist at registration table
    • 7:00 - 9:00 a.m. - Manage merchandise table
    • 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. - Manage merchandise table
    • 11:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Manage merchandise table
    • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Manage merchandise table
    • 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. - Pack up merchandise table and take to Hilton Boardroom. 
    • 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - MHRGC Building Assistant
    • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - MHRGC Building Assistant
    • 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. - Assistant in Judge's Room (Hilton Garden Ballroom) (Need 2 volunteers)
    • 3:00-4:00 p.m. - Need 2 volunteers to hand out 2020 WHD programs as teachers and students enter the MHRGC ballroom for the Awards Ceremony. 

 

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