Important Dates & Times

Monday November 29, 2021 at 1:00 AM
Saturday February 05, 2022 at 11:59 PM
Saturday February 12, 2022 at 11:59 PM
Saturday February 26, 2022 at 8:00 AM
Saturday February 26, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Saturday February 26, 2022 at 9:00 AM


All regional History Day contests follow the rules as described by the State and National History Day organizers. 

Here is a free PDF copy of the National History Day Rulebook.

Student Conduct

Students are expected to conduct themselves, both in person and online, in a manner that
brings credit to themselves, their schools, and the affiliates they represent. Chaperones are
responsible for the behavior of the students in their charge.

NHD Rules and Policies for Participants

Please remember that National History Day is concerned not only for the safety and well-being
of students, but also for upholding the wishes of parents, teachers, school principals, and the
many supporters who have a vested interest in the students' participation. As guests at the
McKinley Presidential Library and Museum, you are expected to abide by the same rules you are expected to follow at school. To ensure that your stay is pleasant and trouble-free, you must
observe the following rules:

  • You may not physically harm, threaten to harm, or harass any person, including provoking and/or engaging in physical fights or malicious pranks.
  • Alcoholic beverages or other drugs are expressly prohibited except those prescribed by a doctor.
  • Possession of any weapons, firecrackers, or other flammable materials is prohibited.
  • You may not tamper with the fire system or fire safety equipment. You may not set or fuel a fire of any size.
  • You are responsible for complying with the requests of all chaperones and McKinley Museum staff, including cooperating in cases where you are aware of rules being broken by other students.

Region 5 Ohio History Day Contest

McKinley Presidential Library and Museum

800 McKinley Monument Dr. NW

Canton, OH 44708


The Region 5 Ohio History Day Contest will be held on March 13, 2021 in a virtual format. The deadline for registration is February 13, 2021, and the project deadline is February 27, 2021.

Students can submit either an individual or a group project in one of five categories: paper, exhibit, documentary, performance, or website. 

The theme for this year is Communication in History

For more information on the contest or this year's theme, please visit the National History Day website

Group Documentary
Group Exhibit
Group Performance
Group Website
Individual Documentary
Individual Exhibit
Individual Performance
Individual Website

Judging Criteria

Every project  is evaluated by a team of volunteer judges who are looking for excellence in two areas: historical quality and the clarity of presentation.  

Historical Quality (80%)
Historical accuracy
Historical context
Analysis and interpretation
Use of available primary sources
Wide research
Balanced research

Clarity of Presentation (20%)
Presentation, written materials are original, clear, appropriate, organized and articulate
Entry is organized; visual impact is appropriate to topic




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