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2019 NHDKy State Contest

University of Kentucky

Dickey Hall and Taylor Building

April 27, 2019

NHDKy State Contest – Logistical Details

All judging takes place in Taylor Education Building and Dickey Hall.

Student and project drop-off (see map): 9:00am-9:45am

  • Cars can drop students off behind Dickey Hall and enter through that door (will be marked).
  • Buses will find it easier to unload on Scott Street in front of Dickey Hall. Just be careful of blocking the road for too long.
  • Parking is in one of the 3 lots marked E/C7.
  • Buses should park in the back of the parking lot across the street from Dickey Hall.

Student/Teacher Registration: 9:00am-9:45am

  • Registration will be on Dickey Hall, first floor entrance. There are doors facing Scott Street and the parking lot where you can drop off students. You should see an elevator bay where we will have tables.
  • Students should check in with the staff at the tables. You may set up your exhibit first if that is easiest.
  • Teachers should also check in with staff at the tables.
  • Schedules will be posted for your convenience at registration.

Exhibit set-up: 9:00am-9:45am; Exhibit break down: 1:30pm-2:30pm or following awards

  • If doing an exhibit, once you find your room you will see a card with your name and entry number on a table.
  • If you need to move your project from the space provided for electrical access or more space this is fine, but remember to take your card with you.
  • If you need electrical outlet, remember to bring an extension cord just in case. We do not provide these.

Judging period: 10:00am-1:30pm

  • Students will receive a scheduled judging time in a 15-20 minute block.
  • After you speak with the judges about your project, you are done until the awards.

Project finals

  • Some of our categories will have a finals round. We do not announce projects that advance to finals.
  • Exhibit students should plan to leave their project until at least 2:00pm in the event that it does advance to finals.
  • Documentary students should bring a DVD or flash drive back-up to leave with judges. These will be returned to you after the contest.

Awards Ceremony: 2:30pm-3:30pm, Memorial Hall

  • All award winners should try to remain until the end for a group photo.
  • Any 6th-12th grade student advancing to nationals needs to stay for a brief follow-up meeting regarding the national contest.

NHD Program - State Contest 2019 - digital.pdf

UK Campus Map.pdf

Informed Consent Voluntary Waiver Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk Form.pdf

 

Registration fees:

Fees are $15 per student and due before the state contest.

Websites:

Websites should be published between April 22-April 24 so that judges may begin reviewing them. If you make significant changes to your website prior to the contest, you will have time to explain these changes to the judges. But, as websites are word heavy it is important that judges begin reviewing them in advance so that they can be fully prepared to discuss them with you. This is the same policy as it has been in the past, but you will still be able to work on them prior to the contest.

Papers:

  • All papers should be uploaded to the students’ registration profile or submitted electronically by April 24. 
  • By email: claire.gwaltney@ky.gov. Save the paper as one document (title page, paper, annotated bibliography) with the following format: “Contest – Division – Title – Student Name”.

Process papers/annotated bibliography:

These are not due prior to the state contest. But, unless you are in the website category you should bring at least two copies with you to give to the judges the day of the contest.

Interviews:

Many of you all have seen or used the suggested list of interview questions that we provide to our judges. These are a useful tool to help you prepare for the types of questions that judges may ask during the interview. But, it is important to note that judges are not restricted to just these questions. Therefore, you may note that some judges will ask different questions depending on the topic of the project they are reviewing. They may ask you about source placement, why you did or did not use a particular source, where you did your research, or any other question about your research process. Judges should not ask you any personal demographic questions.

NHDKy State Contest – Logistical Details

All judging takes place in Taylor Education Building and Dickey Hall.

Student and project drop-off (see map): 9:00am-9:45am

  • Cars can drop students off behind Dickey Hall and enter through that door (will be marked).
  • Buses will find it easier to unload on Scott Street in front of Dickey Hall. Just be careful of blocking the road for too long.
  • Parking is in one of the 3 lots marked E/C7.
  • Buses should park in the back of the parking lot across the street from Dickey Hall.

Student/Teacher Registration: 9:00am-9:45am

  • Registration will be on Dickey Hall, first floor entrance. There are doors facing Scott Street and the parking lot where you can drop off students. You should see an elevator bay where we will have tables.
  • Students should check in with the staff at the tables. You may set up your exhibit first if that is easiest.
  • Teachers should also check in with staff at the tables.
  • Schedules will be posted for your convenience at registration.

Exhibit set-up: 9:00am-9:45am; Exhibit break down: 1:30pm-2:30pm or following awards

  • If doing an exhibit, once you find your room you will see a card with your name and entry number on a table.
  • If you need to move your project from the space provided for electrical access or more space this is fine, but remember to take your card with you.
  • If you need electrical outlet, remember to bring an extension cord just in case. We do not provide these.

Judging period: 10:00am-1:30pm

  • Students will receive a scheduled judging time in a 15-20 minute block.
  • After you speak with the judges about your project, you are done until the awards.

Project finals

  • Some of our categories will have a finals round. We do not announce projects that advance to finals.
  • Exhibit students should plan to leave their project until at least 2:00pm in the event that it does advance to finals.
  • Documentary students should bring a DVD or flash drive back-up to leave with judges. These can be returned to you after the contest.

Awards Ceremony: 2:30pm-3:30pm, Memorial Hall

  • All award winners should try to remain until the end for a group photo.
  • Any 6th-12th grade student advancing to nationals needs to stay for a brief follow-up meeting regarding the national contest.

 

NHDKy State Contest Information

All participants should review the NHD contest rulebook, NHDKy Judging policy, and the NHDKy Cancellation policy before registering for your contest.

Registration fees:

Fees are $15 per student and due before the state contest.

Websites:

Websites should be published between April 22-April 24 at any time you are not working on them so that judges may begin reviewing them. If you make significant changes to your website prior to the contest, you will have time to explain these changes to the judges. But, as websites are word heavy it is important that judges begin reviewing them in advance so that they can be fully prepared to discuss them with you. This is the same policy as it has been in the past, but you will still be able to work on them prior to the contest.

Papers:

  • All papers should be uploaded to the students’ registration profile or submitted electronically by April 24. 
  • By email: claire.gwaltney@ky.gov. Save the paper as one document (title page, paper, annotated bibliography) with the following format: “Contest – Division – Title – Student Name”.

Process papers/annotated bibliography:

These are not due prior to the state contest. But, unless you are in the website category you should bring at least two copies with you to give to the judges the day of the contest.

Interviews:

Many of you all have seen or used the suggested list of interview questions that we provide to our judges. These are a useful tool to help you prepare for the types of questions that judges may ask during the interview. But, it is important to note that judges are not restricted to just these questions. Therefore, you may note that some judges will ask different questions depending on the topic of the project they are reviewing. They may ask you about source placement, why you did or did not use a particular source, where you did your research, or any other question about your research process. Judges should not ask you any personal demographic questions.

All participants:

Payment will not be accepted at a contest.

Please make checks payable to National History Day in Kentucky and mail them to:

Kentucky Historical Society, c/o NHDKy

100 W. Broadway, Frankfort, KY 40601


 

Thank you for volunteering to judge! Your help is greatly appreciated by the teachers, students, and parents. Please notify our office at least one week in advance of your contest if you have to cancel, excepting emergencies the day of. Always feel free to contact us if you have any questions.

Schedule (Subject to slight changes)

    • Orientation & breakfast: 8:45 am - 9:45 am
    • Judging: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm*
    • Lunch: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
    • Final decision by: 2:00 pm

*some categories may finish earlier

Judging Process

As judges you will be working in teams of two or three to evaluate student projects in one of the five project categories. You will evaluate no more than 10 projects. You are responsible for viewing the projects and then interviewing students during their scheduled time.

Parking/Directions

This information can be found at this link: https://history.ky.gov/for-educators/national-history-day/nhdky-resources/. Please note that some information is still being finalized and to check back closer to the contest you are judging for .

Taking Care of Our Judges

Breakfast and lunch will be provided for judges. Please wear comfortable shoes and dress in business casual. Please let us know if you have any special concerns, including mobility issues, dietary needs, etc.

We will do our best to assign you to the category and division you requested, but please be aware that participation numbers sometimes dictate otherwise.

Contact information

Email: claire.gwaltney@ky.gov

Phone: 502-782-8059


 

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