2021 BUCKS MONT REGIONAL NHD VIRTUAL CONTEST INFORMATION

THEME

Every year National History Day® frames student research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for its broad application to global, national, or state history, and its relevance to both recent and ancient history. The 2021 theme is Communication in History: The Key to Understanding.

For more information on the theme and the contest rules, please visit the official National History Day website.

HOW TO REGISTER AND ENTER THE 2021 BUCKS MONT REGIONAL NHD VIRTUAL CONTEST

DEADLINES 

Registration for the 2021 Bucks Mont Regional NHD Virtual Contest will open on Friday, January 1, 2021.

Registration for the 2021 Bucks Mont Regional NHD Virtual Contest closes on Friday, February 5, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. 

TEACHER REGISTRATION

You must be registered before any of your students can register.

STUDENT REGISTRATION

 After your teacher has registered, you can register individually. If you are part of a group project, the first student to register from the group will receive the unique project ID to send to all remaining group members. Your entire group will need the same, original project ID to register.

To register, please visit the Bucks Mont Regional NHD Registration and Virtual Contest website.

PAYMENTS

The registration fee is $15 per student and must be paid by students with a credit/debit card online at the time of registration on the Bucks Mont Regional NHD Registration and Virtual Contest website.

If you are a student and you have been advised that your school or teacher is paying for your registration fees:

  1. Teachers may pay for multiple students on the Bucks Mont Regional NHD Registration and Virtual Contest website with a credit/debit card.
  2. Teachers may pay by check for multiple students by making advance arrangements with historyday@mercermuseum.org
  3. Schools may pay by check by making advance arrangements with historyday@mercermuseum.org

Teachers and school administrators, please review this payment guide for step-by-step instructions for making payments.

All payments must be received by the Bucks County Historical Society by Friday, February 5, 2021 at
5:00 p.m. 

Please note that all entry fees are non-refundable. Any registrations that are not paid by this date are subject to a $20 late fee. All late payments must be received by Friday, February 12, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Unpaid entries will be eliminated after this date.

CATEGORY OPTIONS – 2021 BUCKS MONT REGIONAL NHD VIRTUAL CONTEST 

Visit the official National History Day’s website to learn about creating projects in one of the five category options: papers, websites, documentary films, performances, and exhibits. 

The following are submission details by category for the 2021 Bucks Mont Regional NHD Virtual Contest:

  1. PAPERS

To compete in the paper category, students must first register on the Bucks Mont Regional NHD Registration and Virtual Contest website.

Download the details and instructions for a paper category submission. 

  1. WEBSITES

To compete in the website category, students must first register on the Bucks Mont Regional NHD Registration and Virtual Contest website

Download the details and instructions for a website category submission.

  1. DOCUMENTARIES

To compete in the documentary category, students must first register on the Bucks Mont Regional NHD Registration and Virtual Contest website.

Download the details and instructions for a documentary category submission.

  1. PERFORMANCES

To compete in the performance category, students must first register on the Bucks Mont Regional NHD Registration and Virtual Contest website.

Download the details and instructions for a performance category submission.

  1. EXHIBITS

To compete in the exhibit category, students must first register on the Bucks Mont Regional NHD Registration and Virtual Contest website.

Download the details and instructions for an exhibit category submission.

All projects must be submitted to the Bucks Mont Regional NHD Registration and Virtual Contest website by Friday, February 5, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. No further changes can be made to entries after this time. 

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I SUBMIT MY PROJECT

Information on next steps for students after entry submission will be available in January 2021. 

All Bucks Mont Regional NHD Virtual Contest winners will be announced on this website on Friday, March 26, 2021. 

SPECIAL AWARDS

Students may elect to submit their projects for two special awards in the 2021 Bucks Mont Regional NHD Virtual Contest:

Kevin McKoy Award for African American History

Sponsored by Kyle McKoy, the Kevin McKoy Award for African American History will be awarded to the project that exemplifies excellent research and development of a strong historical argument on a topic tying together the annual theme and African American history. The winner of this award will receive a $300 monetary prize.

Pennsylvania History Award

Sponsored by the Bucks County Historical Society, the Pennsylvania History Award will be given to the project that exemplifies excellent research and development of a strong historical argument on a topic tying together the annual theme and Pennsylvania History. The winner of this award will receive a $250 monetary prize.

For questions or more information, please contact historyday@mercermuseum.org

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In addition to installing his own Arts and Crafts tiles in Fonthill, Henry Mercer incorporated Persian, Chinese, Spanish and Dutch tiles.
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