The national winner will be selected by a committee of experienced teachers and historians, and announced on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at the National History Day National Contest Awards Ceremony to be held virtually due to COVID-19. Nominees’ work must clearly illustrate the development and use of creative teaching methods that engage students in history, and help them make exciting discoveries about the past.
About National History Day® (NHD):
NHD is a non-profit organization based in College Park, Maryland, that seeks to improve the teaching and learning of history. The National History Day Contest was established in 1974 and currently engages more than half a million students every year in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. Students present their research as a documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, or website. Projects compete first at the local and affiliate levels, where the top entries are invited to the National Contest at the University of Maryland at College Park. NHD is sponsored in part by, HISTORY®, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Park Service, Southwest Airlines, the Crown Family Foundation, The Better Angels Society, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library and the Diana Davis Spencer Foundation. For more information, visit nhd.org
About National History Day in Kentucky
National History Day in Kentucky (NHDKy) engages approximately 3,500 students annually in grades 4 – 12. Approximately 750 of these students attend one in a series of regional contests throughout the spring, culminating at the 2020 State Contest on April 25. NHDKy is administered by the Kentucky Historical Society. Founded in 1836, KHS strives to educate and engage the public through Kentucky’s history in order to confront the challenges of the future. Learn more at https://history.ky.gov/for-educators/national-history-day/