|Junior Division Schedule|
Mark your calendar for the 2013 competition dates--please be sure to complete the School Intent to Participate form at the beginning of the school year which will ensure you receive all alerts and updates from CMHEC.
Only schools that submitted a School Intent to Participate Form will receive registration materials.
JUNIOR DIVISION EVENTS (Grades 6-8)
Metro Junior History Fair (Grades 6-8)
Schools with under 140 projects completed in grades 6-8:
If more entries are wanted for performances or documentaries, a school may “trade” exhibit slots (for example, a school could send 2 exhibits, 3 documentaries, 1 performance). Schools may not fill unused paper, website, or documentary/performance slots with additional exhibits.
Schools with over 90 projects completed in grades 6-8 may add one entry per every 50 projects. For example, 140 projects = one additional entry in any category; 190 projects = two additional entries, etc.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Electronic project registration for all projects is due by Thursday, April 4. We cannot guarantee slots for students if registration is submitted after the deadline.
NEW LOCATION: Hosted by Northeastern Illinois University in the Student Union.
Download a map of the NEIU campus. Follow this map for information about parking and the Student Union. Follow the Google Maps link above for driving directions.
EXHIBITS, DOCUMENTARIES, PERFORMANCES--Two judging events are held the same day.
School assigned by last name (such as Jones, Von Steuben, Curie; Saints use name of the person such as St. Mary or St. Thomas)
Procedures for Website and Papers categories
PAPERS: The deadline for submission of papers is Friday, April 5, 5pm. Two copies of the completed set (paper with front matter and annotated bibliography) are due at the History Fair office. No electronic papers are accepted. Papers need not be bound in a folder or binder--the first thing staff must do is is disassemble such papers, replacing with a simple staple in the corner. The folders and binders are thrown in the garbage.
WEBSITES: The lockdown for competiing websites is on Wednesday, April 10, at 11pm.
All participating students must submit a Student Authorization Form (PDF) at the event if not mailed in advance to CMHEC by the teachers.
Website forms should be mailed or scanned and emailed. The Student Authorizations Forms for papers should accompany the papers if teacher is not sending all forms as a group.
Hosted by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency at the Prairie Capital Convention Center, Springfield
Expo Parent Letter 2013 (PDF)
Expo Schedule 2013 (PDF) (Print this and bring it with you)
IMPORTANT: Permission slips, bus information, and schedule of the day are available on the Download Center page.
Sunday, June 9 – Thursday, June 13, 2013
Hosted by University of Maryland, College Park
NHD full orientation and coaching at the Newberry Library, Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 3pm-7:45pm
Registration and fees deadline is Tuesday, May 14.