2016 Contest Details
National History Day in Colorado
Greater Denver Metro Region
The Greater Denver Metro Regional Contest will be on Saturday, March 12th, 2016. Registration will open at 7:30,
and judging will begin at 9:00 am. Watch for more details as the contest nears.
The contest will be held on the UC Denver—Auraria Campus. Contest room assignments will be announced at
the beginning of March.
This contest is open to students in the Denver Metro area EXCLUDING Denver Public Schools and Aurora
Public Schools. All other schools, including public, private and parochial schools in the Denver area are
welcome to enter.
How to enter:
Registration will be done online at www.greaterdenvermetronhd.org. Each school is limited to 5 entries per
category. That means a school can enter 5 individual exhibits AND 5 group exhibits, etc. The only exception is
papers as there is no group category. Schools must choose their participants prior to registration for the regional
contest. Many schools hold a local competition. Every student in a group must register individually online, even if
they are not able to come to the contest.
Registration will open on January 4th and close on February 26th. There will be NO late registration. Students
should not register until instructed to do so by their teachers.
Papers and websites will also be due on February 26th.
There are costs associated with running this contest. As our region is not “sponsored” by a university or school
district, it is necessary to charge a small participation fee to cover those costs. The fee is $7/student (not per
group). Every student who registers for the contest must pay the fee. This year students should be able to pay the
fee online by credit card. In cases where students are not paying via credit card, all checks from a school should be
collected and sent together. It is the responsibility of the teacher to ensure that all registration fees have been paid.
If you have students who are unable to afford the fee, please contact Kory Franken. We never want finances to keep
a student from competing.
Who must attend:
All students who register for the contest are expected to attend, as each project will complete an interview with the
contest judges. At least one member of every group must be present for the interview, or the project will be
disqualified. If a student knows they have a conflict on the contest date, they should consider working in a group.
We anticipate the need for final rounds in all categories. Participants in the performance and documentary
categories must be available to present in the afternoon, should they make the finals round.
This year we are being required by the state office to have an awards assembly on the UC Denver Campus after
the contest. Details will be released as they are available, but the awards will be around 5:00 pm. We will announce
the finalist in all categories early in the afternoon so any students who did not make the finals will be able to.
Students are welcome to leave campus and come back, or teachers are welcome to collect awards for students
unable to stay for the awards.
If you have any questions, please email Kory at [email protected] I'm here to help!