2020 Information

Please Note:

After much consideration, and with heavy hearts, we will be canceling this year’s Bucks Mont NHD regional contest altogether.
 
Many of our teachers and students had no time to prepare for what was to come, and the great many restrictions and/or disparities that our students currently face via-a-vis physical access to their projects, social distancing requirements, local distance learning restrictions and fair and equitable access to digital workarounds, make this year’s contest conditions untenable.
 
As regional NHD coordinators, every year we give each and every student the same chances and opportunities to showcase their hard work, and this model is based on our ability to provide an even playing field to every student and every category. COVID-19 prevented that from happening this year.
 
We know that many will find relief in this decision, and some may be disappointed. Please know that our commitment to students and learning has never been stronger. We will stay in touch in the months to come and offer students who would like to share their projects and receive feedback the opportunity to do so. Our team will be working on new ways to showcase this year’s projects at the Mercer Museum once we re-open to the public. 

 

 


Theme

 

Every year National History Day® frames students’ research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for the broad application to world, national, or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. The 2020 theme is Breaking Barriers in History.

For more information on the official rules and how to enter, please visit the official National History Day website.

 

How to Enter the 2020 Buck Mont Regional Contest

Registration for the 2020 Bucks Mont Regional Contest now open.

Once you are ready to submit your application for the 2020 Bucks Mont Regional Contest, register at the Bucks Mont Regional Contest website.

TEACHERS – Please note that a teacher must be registered before any of their students can register.

STUDENTS – After your teacher has registered, you can register individually. If students are part of a group project, the first student to register from the group will receive the project ID to send to all remaining group members.

Please note: a group project will only have one project ID used by all the individual students in that group when registering.

DEADLINE – All registration for the 2020 Bucks Mont Regional Contest closes at 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 3, 2020.

PAYMENTS – The registration fee is $12 per student and can be paid in cash or check.

All checks should be made payable to the BUCKS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

Payments may be delivered in person or postmarked by Monday, February 3, 2020.

By mail:

Bucks County Historical Society
Attn: National History Day 2020
84 S Pine Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

In person:

Cash or check payments should be brought to the Mercer Museum at 84 S Pine Street, Doylestown, PA 18901. The parking lot entrance is on Scout Way, between Pine Street and Green Street.

Payments can be dropped off at the front desk of the museum, Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Category Options

WEBSITES – To compete in the website category, students must first register through the Bucks Mont Regional Contest website. 

All websites must be submitted to the Bucks Mont Regional Contest website by 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 3, 2020. No further changes can be made after this time.

PAPERS – To compete in the paper category, students must first register through the Bucks Mont Regional Contest website. 

All papers must be submitted as a PDF file to the Bucks Mont Regional Contest website by 6:00 p.m. on Monday, February 3, 2020. No further changes can be made after this time.

EXHIBITS – To compete in the exhibit category, students must register through the Bucks Mont Regional Contest website.

Exhibits do not need to be submitted prior to the contest and will be judged in person at Del Val University on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

DOCUMENTARIES – To compete in the documentary category, students must register through the Bucks Mont Regional Contest website.

Documentaries do not need to be submitted prior to the contest and will be judged in person at Del Val University on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

PERFORMANCES – To compete in the performance category, students must register through the Bucks Mont Regional Contest website.

Performances do not need to be submitted prior to the contest and will be judged in person at Del Val University on Saturday, March 28, 2020.

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

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