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2020 state contest information

Date: Monday, April 27, 2020

Location: The Farmers’ Museum Cooperstown, NY

Registration Deadline: Thursday, April 3, 2020

Paper Deadline: must be postmarked April 7, 2020

Documentary Upload and Website Lockout Date: April 7, 2020 

Registration Fee: $25 per student

 

 

Click here to register for the New York State Contest

 

 

Tentative Schedule of Events

 

Sunday, April 26th

 

3:00 pm – 6:00 pm              Registration and Information

                                                Main Barn, The Farmers’ Museum

 

4:00 pm – 7:00 pm              Kick-off Barbeque and Welcome

                                                Main Barn, The Farmers’ Museum

 

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm               Exhibit Project Set-Up

                                                Clark Sports Center

 

 

Monday, April 27th

 

7:00 am – 10:00 am             Registration and Information

                                                Main Barn, The Farmers’ Museum

 

7:00 am – 9:00 am               Exhibit Project Set-Up

                                                Clark Sports Center

 

7:15 am – 7:45 am               Judges’ Breakfast

                                                Main Barn, The Farmers’ Museum

 

7:45 am – 8:30 am               Judges’ Orientation

                                                Main Barn, The Farmers’ Museum

 

9:00 am – 12:00 pm             Judging of All Entries

                                                Various Locations       

 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm            Judges’ Lunch

                                                Main Barn, The Farmers’ Museum

 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm            Public Viewing of Exhibits, Papers, and Websites

 

1:15 pm                                 Performance and Documentary Finals Posted   

                                                Main Barn, The Farmers’ Museum

 

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm               Final Performance and Documentary Judging

(Subject to change)              Various Locations                 

                                    

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm              Exhibit Project Break Down

                                                Clark Sports Center

 

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm              Awards Ceremony

                                                Cooperstown High School Auditorium

annual history day theme

The annual theme for 2020 is Breaking Barriers in History.  Please click here to explore this year’s theme.

Each year the National History Day office selects a broad theme for the History Day contest. Students may choose any topic related to local, regional, national, or world history, as long as his or her research and conclusions clearly relate to the theme. Judges look for evidence that the theme has been adequately addressed in all History Day projects. 

2019/2020 Theme Book: Breaking Barriers in History

 

Special Awards

National History Day thrives when cultural institutions, schools, and the community come together in pursuit of educational excellence

 

If you are interested in Sponsoring a Special Award at the New York History Day Contest for the 2020 year, please contact John Ferguson at .

 

Award Sponsors for New York State History Day 2020 Include:

 

Award of the New York State Archives Partnership Trust for History Day 2020: Entry for the Best Use of Historical Records

The 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative: Outstanding entry with a focus on women’s suffrage in the United States.  Separate prizes will be awarded for the junior and senior levels

The Town of Middlefield Historical Association: Outstanding entry with a focus on rural history

The Farmers’ Museum:  Outstanding project focused on the history of or innovations related to agriculture

Fenimore Art Museum:  Outstanding entry focused on the history of the state of New York

National Maritime Historical Society:  Outstanding maritime project