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Scoring & Awards

Junior & Senior Divisions


  • Student projects are put into heats (groups of 8-10 projects) for preliminary judging.

  • The top three projects in each heat will be honored as finalists and will advance to a final round.

  • These top projects will be judged by a separate team of judges who will decide on the final ranking.

  • For each Junior and Senior category (for individual and group projects) we will award an Honorable Mention, a Runner-up, and two Champions.

  • Champions will advance to the National History Day virtual contest that will be held in June.

Elementary Division


  • Elementary Poster Division projects (4th & 5th grade students) will be put in heats (groups of 8-10 projects).

  • A Champion and a Runner-up will be announced for each heat at the awards ceremony on May 12th.

  • Champions do not advance to the National competition.

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