Students from 32 participating counties in grades 6-12 are eligible to compete in the Northeast Georgia National History Day contest at the University of Georgia on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Winners will advance to the state-level competition in Macon, and may then be selected to advance to the national competition in College Park, MD.
Northeast Georgia NHD participants will be eligible for the following cash awards, generously sponsored by the T.R.R. Cobb House in Athens, GA:
- $75 to the top overall Junior Division (grade 6-8) project
- $100 to the top overall Senior Division (grade 9-12) project
- $75 to a Junior Division project focusing on Southern History
- $100 to a Senior Division project focusing on Southern History
The T.R.R. Cobb House will also be hosting a workshop for those advancing to the state contest to help students improve their projects and prepare for the next level of competition. The workshop will take place in Athens on Saturday, March 11.
National History Day actively engages students in middle and high school in the historical process. Over the course of the school year, students select a topic related to this year's theme (Taking a Stand in History). Students engage in a program of research, in both primary and secondary sources, designed to investigate their topic and answer specific research questions. Results are then presented in one of the following categories: Exhibit, Paper, Website, Documentary, or Performance.
All entries regardless of category include a written component, known as the "process paper" which discusses the reasoning behind the project, the research process, and the significance of the topic to the theme. Students must also prepare and submit a title page and an annotated bibliography. Review pages 16-19 of the NHD Rule Book for specific guidelines regarding the content and format of these materials.
To enter the Northeast Georgia NHD contest, applicants must submit the Project Application Form by January 11, 2017. Applicants in the Paper category must also submit their papers by this date. Website category entries may not be edited after January 11. Project Application Forms (and Paper entries) may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paper and Website submissions will be pre-screened, and only a select number of competitors in these categories will be invited to compete at the Northeast Georgia contest.
The application fee of $10.00 per student (not per team) must be received by January 11, 2017. Please make check payable to UGA and write the applicant’s name in the memo line. Mail payments to:
Northeast Georgia National History Day
Office of Academic Special Programs
1197 S. Lumpkin St., Suite 198
Athens, GA 30602
Resources for Teachers and Students
- The National History Day Rule Book provides important (and crucial!) information about selecting a topic, conducting your research, and readying your project for competition. All NHD participants should carefully review the rule book.
- Students and teachers who are interested in participating in the Northeast Georgia National History Day contest should explore the resources available on the National History Day website.
- The National History Day Mentoring Program provides an excellent online resource for students and teachers to learn about finding and using primary sources, developing captivating research topics, incorporating NHD projects into the classroom to meet Common Core standards, and much more.
- The National Archives website has a number of resources supporting National History Day.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017. Paper entries must be emailed by this date. Website entries must be completed by this date.
$10 per student – must be received by Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Northeast Georgia students in grades 6-12 may apply. Junior Division, grades 6-8, and Senior Division, grades 9-12, are judged separately. Teams may enter in any category except Paper.