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.
The Rulebook is also available in Spanish.
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 16, 2019 at The McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Canton, Ohio. The deadline for registration is February 22, 2019, and the project deadline is March 9, 2019.
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 Triumph and Tragedy in History
For more information on the contest or this year's theme, please visit the National History Day website.
Every project is evaluated by a team of volunteer judges who are looking for excellence in three areas: historical quality, the relation to the theme, and the clarity of presentation.
Historical Quality (60%)
Analysis and interpretation
Use of available primary sources
Relation to Theme (20%)
Clearly relates to theme
Demonstrates significance of topic in history and draws conclusions
Clarity of Presentation (20%)
Presentation, written materials are original, clear, appropriate, organized and articulate
Entry is organized; visual impact is appropriate to topic