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Press Release - Regional National History Day in North Dakota Competitions Accepting Registrations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 5, 2014
Contact: Erik Holland
701.328.2792

Regional National History Day in North Dakota Competitions Accepting Registrations

BISMARCK – Students are invited to register for 2014 regional competitions throughout the state for the National History Day in North Dakota contest. The regions in North Dakota have flexible boundaries, meaning students may register in the region they find most convenient. Learn more about regional competitions in North Dakota by contacting coordinators listed at nd.nhd.org/district.htm.

Registrations for the Central Region competition taking place in Bismarck must be submitted, delivered, or postmarked on or before 5 p.m. on Friday, March 7. The Central Region competition will be held at Bismarck Veteran’s Memorial Public Library on Friday, March 14. The Northwest Regional Competition will take place at Minot State University on Friday, March 7. The Southeast Regional Competition will be held at Valley City State University on Friday, March 7.

Winners at the regional level will be eligible to compete in the state competition held in at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck on Friday, April 11. State winners will be eligible to compete in the annual National History Day competition held in College Park, Md., in June. The contest theme is “Rights and Responsibilities in History.” Students in grades 6-12 can enter individually or in groups of up to five students. The five categories of project competition include website, paper, documentary, exhibit, and performance. The competition has two divisions based on school grade: Junior Division (grades 6-8); and Senior Division (grades 9-12). Entries in each division are judged separately at all levels of competition. For more information on contest rules and how to get started on a project, visit the National History Day website at nhd.org.

For more information about entering the contest or becoming a volunteer judge, contact Erik Holland, curator of education at the State Historical Society of North Dakota, at 701.328.2792 or eholland@nd.gov.

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