Important Dates & Times

Saturday February 29, 2020 at 12:01 AM
Saturday April 04, 2020 at 12:01 AM
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Contest Rules

 To download a copy of the NHD Rule Book, click HERE.


Student Conduct

Students are expected to conduct themselves, both in person and online in a manner that brings credit to themselves and their schools. Chaperones are responsible for the behavior of the students in their charge.


Washington History Day Rules and Policies for Participants 

Please remember that Washington 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 Green River College, you are expected to abide by the same rules the College has established for its students. 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 many not tamper with the fire system or fire safety equipment. You many not set or fuel fire of any size.
  • You are responsible for complying with the requests of all chaperones at Green River College officials, including cooperating in cases where you are aware of rules being broken by other students.

About Washington History Day

The Washington History Day program is administered by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) in partnership with the Washington State Historical Society (WSHS) and other supporting organizations.

Learn more about Washington History Day here:

Washington History Day at OSPI

Washington History Day Education Resources at WSHS

Washington History Day Partners

2019 State Contest Schedule

[Coming Soon!]

Group Documentary
Group Exhibit
Group Performance
Group Website
Individual Documentary
Individual Exhibit
Individual Performance
Individual Website

Judging Criteria


All History Day projects are reviewed using the following measures:


Historical Quality (60%)

  • Historical accuracy
  • Historical context
  • Analysis and interpretation
  • Use of available primary sources
  • Wide research
  • Balanced research


Relation to Theme (20%)

  • Clearly relates to theme
  • Demonstrates significance of topic in history and draws conclusions


Clarity of Presentation (20%)

  • Written materials are original, clear, appropriate, organized and articulate
  • Entry is organized; visual impact is appropriate to topic




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