Welcome to the Region 1 - Bowling Green State University Regional Contest

Important Dates & Times

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Learn about this year's theme on the National History Day website

Congratulations to the Region 1 students who placed at the National Competition

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Congratulations to the Region 1 students who placed at the State Competition

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Thank you all for making History Day a success.  See you in 2021!

Welcome to the Region I Ohio History Day Contest Portal!

An affiliate of National History Day, Ohio History Day is a statewide tradition that encourages students in grades 6-12 to engage with history.  
 

Important Info, Dates & Fees:

  • Registration opening: December 1, 2019
  • Registration deadline: February 21, 2020
  • Paper Submission and Website lockdown: March 1, 2020
  • Contest date: Saturday March 14, 2020
  • Registration fee: $10
    • Registration fee must be received by March 14, 2020 - and IS NON-REFUNDABLE 
    • Check the Student or Teacher tab for payment information
  • Students must attend on the contest date to compete, even if they are submitting papers or websites.

Thank you to all of our 2020 sponsors!

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How do I pay my registration fee?

Registration is $10 per student

Check

Please make checks out to Bowling Green State University.  Please include the name and school of the person you are paying for in the memo line so that we can correctly record the payment.  Mail checks to University Libraries Budget Office, 205 William T Jerome Library  BGSU, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0170. 

Credit Card

Credit card payments are accepted through BGSU Cashnet.  You do not need to include an invoice number if you are paying for yourself.

Scholarship 

The scholarship is closed and winners have been notified.

Thanks to a generous donation made by the William K. Laidlaw Jr. Memorial Endowment Fund, we are delighted to offer scholarships to cover the regional competition registration cost ($10.00) for a number of students. To be considered for this scholarship, please complete the application form. The deadline for submission is February 7, 2020 . Please note, any late submissions will not be accepted.  If you win a scholarship we will mark your account as paid.  If you, or your school, already paid your fee, the $10 will be refunded back to the person/school that originally paid the registration.

Cash

You can pay at the information desk the day of the contest. Note that we cannot make change; please bring the exact amount.

What material should I prepare for the judges?

Category

Your entry

Title Page

Process paper

Annotated bibliography

Documentary
Flash drive, YouTube link, etc. 3 copies 3 copies 3 copies
Exhibit
Display (40''w X 30''d X 6'h) 3 copies 3 copies 3 copies
Performance
Any props, costuming, or other elements 3 copies 3 copies 3 copies
Website
Website link NA - included in entry NA - included in entry NA - included in entry
Paper
3 copies of paper NA - included in entry NA - included in entry NA - included in entry
  • More information about the formatting and contents of your project can be found in the Rulebook
  • We do not have a way to make printouts of your material in the event that you forget them
  • Please make sure to bring an extra copy of your material for your use
  • Materials for the judges must be typed or neatly printed on plain white paper, and stapled together in the top left corner.  Do not enclose them in a cover or binder.
  • Computers and displays will be available for Documentary and Website entries
  • Electrical outlets will be available for those Exhibits that request one during registration.  All other categories will have outlets in the rooms
  • Performance entrants must provide and run all equipment and carry in/out any special lighting or sound effects

Where can I get food?

The Market in the Union and Dunkin Donuts will be open on campus. There are also many places to eat around the Bowling Green State University campus. Bringing in outside food for a large group is not allowed in the Union, but you can bring in your personal meals.

What should I do when I'm not presenting?

We are planning some activities for you to do while you are here.  All activities will be ocated on the first floor of the Union near Outtakes.

  • Service Projects
    • Lunch bag decoration for Wood County Committee on Aging
    • Make T-shirt bags for mobile food pantry
  • Board games, coloring, and puzzles
  • Campus scavenger hunt
    • Those completed by 3 p.m. will be eligible to win BGSU swag

There is free wifi is available on campus through the BGSU Guest wireless.

Please respect your fellow contestants and refrain from loitering, running, or having loud conversations around presentation rooms.  If you are not competing, please use the seating areas around the Union.  We will have volunteers monitoring the presentation rooms to ensure a quiet environment to present.

I need help

Please contact Andrea Boehme (andboeh@bgsu.edu) or Michelle Sweetser (msweets@bgsu.edu) for your Region 1 History Day needs.

How do I create a purchase order?

If your school needs a purchase order to pay for students and/or pays with a credit card you can create one through your OHD account.  Please refrain from creating multiple invoices for the same students, it complicates things on our end.  If you don't want to do this yourself, please contact Andrea and she will create one for you.

  1. Click on the store icon at the top of the page and then click on the students tab
  2. Select all the students you want to pay for
    1. There will not be a check box if the student has already paid
  3. Click, "Add Selected Fees To Cart"
  4. Click, "Checkout and Pay"
  5. On the new page, check to make sure the information is correct and click "Generate Invoice"
  6. Click OK to confirm
  7. Click Print/View to print off the invoice
    1. If you need to print off another copy of your invoice you can click on "Order History" in the store and click the order ID link to see your invoice again

How do I pay registration fees?

Check

Please make checks out to Bowling Green State University.  Mail the checks to University Libraries Budget Office, 205 William T Jerome Library BGSU, Bowling Green, OH 43403-0170.  Please include an invoice number in the memo section or a list of students with the check so that we can properly mark the students as paid.

Credit Card

Credit card payments are accepted through BGSU Cashnet.  When paying for multiple students by card, you must include an invoice number so that we know who you paid for.  The invoice number is at the top right of your purchase order.  For the student name field, put in your school name.

Scholarship

If your student(s) wins a scholarship we will mark their account as paid.  If the school already paid, the $10 will be refunded back to the person/school that originally paid the registration.

Cash

You can pay at the information desk the day of the contest. Note that we cannot make change; please bring the exact amount.

 

A video on how judging works and the theme for 2020.  

10 reasons you should volunteer to judge

I’ve never judged History Day before. Is that okay?

Absolutely! We welcome seasoned and new judges.  There are resources below to give you an overview of the process.  A few days before the contest you will get the specifics of who and what you are juding.  Also, the day of the contest there will be an orientation before judging begins. We also make every effort to pair novices with seasoned judges.

What are the qualifications needed to be a History Day judge?

There are no qualifications needed to be a judge. However, judges should possess an interest in history and be comfortable interacting with students and making decisions. A critical eye as well as the willingness to give your time and provide constructive feedback is important.

How does judging work?

In general, you will arrive about an hour before judging begins for an orientation. You will meet your judge team and get a schedule of projects to view. Judges view projects and interview students. Once they have seen all the projects, judges will discuss, rank top entries as a team, and write comments, which will be returned to students in the week following the event.

What kinds of question should I ask the students?

Questions during the judging process should give the student the opportunity to tell you what they learned while creating their project. The judge should never talk more than the student, or make them feel as though they have not done enough research. Questions about their research process, sources used, inspirations for the topic, and what they liked about the project are all appropriate questions. For sample questions, please refer to your judge packet.

How long does it take for a judge to write comments?

It varies. Most judges will spend at least an hour writing comments after they are done viewing projects. Some judges will be done earlier, especially if they judge a pre-judging category and have written preliminary comments in advance. Some judges will take longer if they have a lot to say.

Resources


Thank you so much for volunteering for our event!

What do volunteers do at History Day?

We need volunteers to answer participant and parent's general location questions; monitor the rooms and ensure a quite space for competetors to present; and help with the fun activities we have planned.

How do I volunteer?

Click on "Create Account" at the top of this page and select volunteer.  You will first create an account and then will be asked a few questions.  We will contact you in February (and again as we get closer to the event) with more information.

 

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