National History Day Competition

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wednesday Junior Division (Grades 6-8)

Thursday, March 13, 2014, Senior Division (Grades 9-12) 10:00 a.m.

Judging begins: 1:15 p.m. Awards Ceremony on the Grand Hall Overlook

The National Constitution Center will host the city-wide 2014 National History Day competition. This year, over 400 students from Philadelphia will participate. Each year, thousands of middle and high school students and teachers across the United States participate in National History Day, a yearlong educational program that culminates in a national contest every June. Students compete in a local contest, the winners move on to a state competition, and those winners move on to the national competition in Washington, D.C. Along the way, every participant gains first-hand experience conducting historical research and producing a documentary, exhibit, essay, performance, or website.