Welcome to the VA District 6 Contest

Important Dates & Times

 Welcome to the Registration Page for the District 6 Virginia History Day Contest!

Students from Accomack, Chesapeake, Franklin City, Hampton, Isle of Wright, Middlesex, Newport News, Norfolk, Northampton, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Southampton, Suffolk, Surry, Sussex, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, York can participate by advance from their home school, public school or private school to the Distirct 6 contest. 

 

The District 6 Virginia History Day contest is cooridnated by the local chapters of the Virginia SAR. This year all VHD district contest will be held in-person. The District 6 contest will be March 12th at Jamestown Settlement in Williamsburg. Virginia History Day staff and VHD district partners will be closely following the latest public health developments and reserve the right to update these guidelines if necessary. If changes are made, they will be communicated via email to all registered VHD teachers and students, and posted here and on the VHD website

By registering, students are stating their intent to participate in the in-person contest, held at Jamestown Settlement.

2022 Important Dates and Deadlines 

Registration Deadline - Monday, February 28

Project Submission Deadline - Monday, March 7

Contest Day - Saturday, March 12

 

Virginia History Day Project Creation & Submission Guidelines

All students must read the following guidelines before creating and submitting their projects. 

2021-2022 VHD Contest Guidelines - For project creation 

2021-2022 VHD Submission Guidelines - For project submission

Questions? Please contact Sam Florer, VHD Coordinator, sflorer@virginiahistory.org or Bruce Meyer, District 6 Coordinator, esr-sar@charter.net.

 

 

 

Teacher or parent must register before student. By registering, students are stating their intent to participate in the in-person contest, held at Jamestown Settlement.

 

2022 Important Dates and Deadlines 

Registration Deadline - Monday, February 28

Project Submission Deadline - Monday, March 7

Contest Day - Saturday, March 12

 

Virginia History Day Project Creation & Submission Guidelines

All students must read the following guidelines before creating and submitting their projects. 

2021-2022 VHD Contest Guidelines - For project creation 

2021-2022 VHD Submission Guidelines - For project submission

 

Questions? Please contact Sam Florer, VHD Coordinator, sflorer@virginiahistory.org or Bruce Meyer, District 6 coordinator, esr-sar@charter.net.

 

 


Teachers must register before their students.

 

2022 Important Dates and Deadlines 

Registration Deadline - Monday, February 28

Project Submission Deadline - Monday, March 7

Contest Day - Saturday, March 12

 

Virginia History Day Project Creation & Submission Guidelines

All students must read the following guidelines before creating and submitting their projects. 

2021-2022 VHD Contest Guidelines - For project creation 

2021-2022 VHD Submission Guidelines - For project submission

 

Questions? Please contact Sam Florer, VHD Coordinator, sflorer@virginiahistory.org or Bruce Meyer, District 6 coordinator, esr-sar@charter.net.

Judge Information

 

2022 Judge Training Folder (recordings of training sessions, plus category specific judge instructions) 

 

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

Absolutely!  We welcome veteran judges as well as new judges.  Every Contest begins with a training session run by the Virginia Museum of History and Culture. Judging teams will consist of a mix of veteran and first-time judges.

What qualifications are needed to be a History Day judge?

No qualifications are required to judge a History Day event. However, judges should possess an interest in history and be comfortable interacting with students.  Judging involves evaluating projects with a critical eye, making decisions and offering students constructive feedback on their work.

How much time do I have to commit?

At both the District and State level, a judging session typically requires a minimum of 6 hours. This includes an orientation followed by examination of student work, interviews with students, and determination of top entries. Judges who review Historical Paper and Website entries have a slightly different schedule with a similar time commitment. As a judge, we’ll invite you to participate or view a few webinars prior to the competition, but they aren’t required.

What do judges do during History Day?

The basic task of judges is to evaluate the students’ entries and provide both the positive and the constructive feedback that is essential to the learning process. Judges begin with a short orientation via zoom to learn how to use the National History Day scoring sheets, discuss consensus judging, and meet their fellow judges and judge captains. There will be time for questions and answers.  Judging teams will consist of two or three members, with a mixture of veteran and novice judges. Judges evaluate the student entries in 10 to 15 minute intervals, with time to interview the student(s) via zoom about their project. Judges fill out the score sheets and come to consensus on the winning entries.

What kinds of questions should I ask the students?

Questions asked during the judging process should give students the opportunity to talk about what they learned while creating their project.  The Contest is the students' day to shine! 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.

How do I register to be a judge?

Click on the "Register" button above and select "Judge." Register as a user and then fill out the short questionnaire. We will do our best to accommodate your preferences. You should receive a confirmation email once you have completed the process.


 

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