Students that advance to the state contest will receive an information packet during a short meeting following their district contest awards ceremony.
If students are not able to stay for the awards ceremony at districts, please have a teacher, parent, or fellow student pick up a packet for you or contact the state office at email@example.com.
We will now be using the NHD online registration system. To register for the Ohio contest, go to http://www.oh.nhd.org.
Teachers will need to go in and add their student information BEFORE the students can complete their registration.
Instructions for Online Registration
We have recorded 2 webinars to help you through the online registration process.
2014 Ohio History Day is scheduled for April 26 at the Ohio Union at Ohio State University.
Specific schedules will be posted 1 week before the contest.
7:30am-11:30: Set Up and Registration
Exhibits should set up and register before 9:00 as the exhibit hall will be closed for judging at that time.
9:00am-12:00pm: Judging of all Entries
12:00pm-1:00pm: Public Viewing of Exhibits
12:30: Youth Contest Awards Ceremony
12:40pm: Run Off Announcements
- ONLY PERFORMANCE AND DOCUMENTARY RUN OFFS WILL BE ANNOUNCED.
- Junior Group Performances and Documentary students need to be present for run-offs.
3:00-3:30pm: Public Viewing of Exhibits/Exhibit Take Down
4:00pm: Awards Ceremony
There will be a brief meeting following the Awards Ceremony for students moving on to National History Day
Special Prizes for the 2015 contest will be included in the State Qualifier packet students receive after winning districts.
The list below are the prizes offered at the 2014 contest. The list will be updated in February 2015 for the 2015 Ohio History Day contest.
2014 Special Awards
Case Western Reserve University Half Scholarship
Juniors and Seniors can apply for the scholarship by writing a one-page essay stating your interest in and qualification for the award, one letter of support from a teacher or supervisor who is familiar with your academic work, and an official copy of your transcripts sent by your school to the address below. Students must participate in History Day and meet the Case Western Reserve University admission requirements.
The Society of Ohio Archivists Award
Project must demonstrate exceptional research and use of primary sources to include at least two of the following: letters, speeches, diaries, newspaper articles from the time, oral history interviews, documents, photographs, artifacts, or anything else that provides a first hand account about a person or event.
History Day Project winners must have used primary resources on site at a research institution housing those materials.
All primary sources must be cited accurately in the bibliography of the paper.
This award was initiated in 1999. Award recipients are given a certificate and a $100.00 cash award for a winner--individual or group--in both the Junior and Senior Divisions.
Local History Award
Sponsored by the Ohio Local History Alliance for an outstanding entry based on a local history topic in the junior and senior division for $100.
Fan the Flame Award
Two $100 awards will be given by the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to an outstanding project focusing on an individual, a group or a movement that have contributed significantly to the advancement of freedoms and the assurance of the civil and human rights of others.
Chronicling America and Ohio Memory Digital Resources Award
The Ohio History Connection would like to recognize an Ohio History Day project for exceptional research and use of primary sources available through Chronicling America and Ohio Memory in the development of their History Day project. Award recipients are given a certificate and a $100 cash award for the winner- individual or group- in both the Junior and Senior Divisions.
The African American History Award
A $100 prize award to an outstanding project related to African American history sponsored by The Ohio State's Department of History.
The Ohio Council for Social Studies Award
A $100 prize award to an outstanding project related to Ohio history.
The Ohio Historical Records Advisory Board
Two $250 prize awards to recognize the best use of Ohio's historical records in a History Day project.
Women's History Award
A $100 prize will be awarded to an outstanding entry related to women's history.
Ohio Academy of History Award
An $100 award will be given to an outstanding documentary, website, or paper on a topic anywhere in the world outside of North America.
The American Founding Award
A $250 prize will be awarded from the Ashbrook Center for Public Affairs to an excellent entry related to the study of the Declaration of Independence and/or the Constitution.
LGBT History Award
A $$100 prize sponsored by the Gay Ohio History Initiative. This prize will be awarded to an outstanding project in the junior or senior division, in any category, focused on the history of the LGBT community on a national or state/local level.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum Award
This award recognizes an outstanding project directly related to the history and/or influence of rock and roll (and related musical styles). This project must demonstrate exceptional rock history research, including primary sources.
Patricia Behring Teacher of Merit
Two teachers, one at the junior level and one at the senior level, will be awarded the Teacher of Merit award. They will each receive a $500 award and be entered in the national contest for a $10,000 prize.