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New York City History Day

Brooklyn Public Library’s Center for Brooklyn History is the host of NYC History Day! 

New York City History Day is an education program that engages students in grades 6-12 in the discovery and interpretation of historical topics. By participating in History Day, students can research topics related to the annual theme and can express themselves creatively through various formats such as exhibit boards, documentaries, websites, papers, and performances.

Questions about the 2022 contest? Send us an email.

 

 

New York City History Day 2021

Brooklyn Public Library’s Center for Brooklyn History is the 2021 host of NYC History Day! This year's contest will be virtual and free for New York City students in grades 6 through 12. Registration for the New York City contest will close on March 2, 2021. Winners will be announced on March 26, 2021. Questions? Send us an email.

Please review the registration requirements and collect the appropriate materials for your category before creating a new student account at the bottom of this page. If you would like to preview the registration process, view this short video

Registration Requirements

You will need the following during registration:

Documentary Students

  • A PDF with your Required Written Materials. This file must include your Title Page, Process Paper, and Annotated Bibliography, combined into one file in that order. If competing as an individual, name this file with first and last name and the contest level (e.g., johnsmithregional.pdf). If competing as a group, name the file with each group member's last name and the contest level (e.g., smithjonesthomasregional.pdf). You will upload this file during registration in the spot requesting "Required Written Materials."
  • A shareable link to an .MP4 video of your documentary, saved in Google Drive, One Drive, Dropbox, etc. The file must be viewable to the public. Set the file viewing settings to "anyone" or "anyone with the link can view." (Please note that many school Google Drives cannot be accessed by judges outside of the school. You need to save it in a drive that is accessible to the public.) Name the file per the instructions above.
  • You may choose to upload a profile photo. This can be a photo of the student(s) or an image related to your topic. If you upload a photo, it may be used in contest communications.
  • Click to view the full Category Submission Guidelines for Documentaries.

Exhibit Students

  • A PDF with your Required Written Materials. This file must include your Title Page, Process Paper, Annotated Bibliography, and Exhibit Template, combined into one file in that order. If competing as an individual, name this file with first and last name and the contest level (e.g., johnsmithregional.pdf). If competing as a group, name the file with each group member's last name and the contest level (e.g., smithjonesthomasregional.pdf). You will upload this file during registration in the spot requesting "Required Written Materials."
  • You may choose to upload a profile photo. This can be a photo of the student(s) or an image related to your topic. If you upload a photo, it may be used in contest communications.
  • Click to view the full Category Submission Guidelines for Exhibits (see especially the instructions regarding the Exhibit Template).

Paper Students

  • A PDF with your Paper and Required Written Materials. This file must include your Title Page, Process Paper, Paper (including any footnotes and appendices, if applicable), and Annotated Bibliography, combined into one file in that order. Name this file with first and last name and the contest level (e.g., johnsmithregional.pdf). You will upload this file during registration in the spot requesting the "Entry Paper."
  • You may choose to upload a profile photo. This can be a photo of the student(s) or an image related to your topic. If you upload a photo, it may be used in contest communications.
  • Click to view the full Category Submission Guidelines for Papers.

Performance Students

  • A PDF with your Required Written Materials. This file must include your Title Page, Process Paper, Performance Companion Worksheet, and Annotated Bibliography, combined into one file in that order. If competing as an individual, name this file with first and last name and the contest level (e.g., johnsmithregional.pdf). If competing as a group, name the file with each group member's last name and the contest level (e.g., smithjonesthomasregional.pdf). You will upload this file during registration in the spot requesting "Required Written Materials."
  • A shareable link to an .MP4 video of your performance, saved in Google Drive, One Drive, Dropbox, etc. The file must be viewable to the public. Set the file viewing settings to "anyone" or "anyone with the link can view." (Please note that many school Google Drives cannot be accessed by judges outside of the school. You need to save it in a drive that is accessible to the public.) Name the file per the instructions above.
  • You may choose to upload a profile photo. This can be a photo of the student(s) or an image related to your topic. If you upload a photo, it may be used in contest communications.
  • Click to view the full Category Submission Guidelines for Performances (see especially the instructions regarding the Performance Companion Worksheet).

Website Students

  • Your Required Written Materials (Process Paper and Annotated Bibliography) will be uploaded within your website. The site's Home Page serves as your title page. Your entry MUST be created within NHD WebCentral. The URL for a site created in the NHD website editor will look something like: https://site.nhd.org/15262633. The registration system will ask for your 8-digit "Website Key." The website key is the 8-digit number at the end of your URL—in this example, 15262633.
  • You may choose to upload a profile photo. This can be a photo of the student(s) or an image related to your topic. If you upload a photo, it may be used in contest communications.
  • Click to view the full Category Submission Guidelines for Websites.

 

New York City History Day 2021

Brooklyn Public Library’s Center for Brooklyn History is the 2021 host of NYC History Day! This year's contest will be virtual and free for New York City students in grades 6 through 12.

Registration for the New York City contest will open on January 25, 2021 and will close on March 2, 2021. Winners will be announced on March 26, 2021.

Teachers: we are here to support you! Let us know what questions you have, and how we can help. Send us an email to get in touch or to be added to our email updates list. Read more about teacher training and resources on the New York State History Day Contest website, and make sure to help your students explore the guidelines for submitting virtual projects.

 

New York City History Day 2021

Brooklyn Public Library’s Center for Brooklyn History is the 2021 host of NYC History Day! This year's contest will be virtual and free for New York City students in grades 6 through 12.

Registration for the New York City contest will open on January 25, 2021 and will close on March 2, 2021. Winners will be announced on March 26, 2021.

Thank you for your interest in judging! All judging will take place online between March 12 and 25, 2021. Judge training will take place online on Wednesday, March 10, 2021.

Please send us an email to let us know if you'd like to help out; we'll follow up with details on judge registration in January 2021.

 

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