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Mark your calendar for the 2015 competition dates--please 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.

REGISTRATION ALLOWANCES

  • 10 research papers
  • 10 exhibits
  • 10 performances or documentaries
  • 8 websites (if certified to compete)

SENIOR DIVISION EVENTS (Grades 9 - 12)

Fair Date Location

Suburban

High Schools

Regional

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Niles North High School

9800 Lawler Rd., Skokie

(Old Orchard Exit from Edens Expressway)

Directions

Completed electronic registration for all projects is due by February 18. We cannot guarantee slots for students after the deadline.

All participating students must submit a Student Authorization Form (PDF) at the event.

PAPERS are due in the History Fair office by March 2 or may be brought to the event.  Please submit two sets and the Student Authorization Form.

WEBSITES are locked down for judging on February 27 (10pm) and will re-open once finalists are announced. Please send the Student Authorization forms to the History Fair office.

CMHEC now offers interviews at the event to students that worked on websites and papers.  Interviews are optional.

 

Fair Date Location

City High Schools

Regional

Saturday, March 14, 2015

8:00 AM to 12 NOON -- Schools Lo-Z

1:00 PM to 5 PM -- Schools A-Li

Illinois Institute of Technology

McCormick-Tribune Conference Center

3201 S. State St., Chicago

Directions

Completed electronic registration for all projects is due by Monday, March 2. We cannot guarantee slots for students after the deadline.

All participating students must submit a Student Authorization Form (PDF) at the event.

IIT Campus Map (PDF)

Morning City History Fair Information (PDF)
Afternoon City History Fair Information (PDF)

PAPERS are due in the History Fair office by March 4, 4pm. No Electronic copies accepted. Please submit two sets and Student Authorization Form.

WEBSITES are locked down for judging on March 10, 10pm and will re-open once finalists are announced.

CMHEC now offers interviews to students that worked on websites and papers at the Saturday event. Interviews are optional.

 

Fair Date Location

Metro Finalists Competition

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

9am to 1pm

University of Illinois at Chicago

Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted St., Chicago

Advancing projects are pre-registered by CMHEC.

PAPER Revisions are due on April 2 at the History Fair office.

WEBSITES will be locked down on April 6, noon.

Because the Metro Finals and State competitions are combined events, all students competing at this level will receive State History Fair ribbons based on their scores and the scores from this level will be used to determine the two NHD qualifiers.

Finalist students in the papers and websites categories who receive superior scores at this level will be invited for an interview at the Metro Finals on TBD.

 

Fair Date Location

Illinois History Expo

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Prairie Capital Convention Center,

Springfield, IL 62701
(9th Street and Adams in downtown Springfield)

Advancing projects are pre-registered by CMHEC.

  • Senior Division Teacher's Information (PDF)
  • Expo Parent Letter 2015 (PDF)
  • Expo Schedule 2015 (PDF) (Print this and bring it with you)
  • State Expo Bus Permission Form 2015 (PDF)
  • Directions for people driving to the PCCC

Note: For your convenience, Word document versions of some of these documents are available on the Download Center page.

Schedule of the Day*

9:30 a.m. -- Arrive in Springfield; students set up projects (they are pre-registered)

10:30 a.m. -- Opening ceremony in Prairie Capital Convention Center; superior papers and websites announced.

10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. -- Judging of performances, documentaries and exhibits. Springfield site-seeing!

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. -- Public viewing of exhibits

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. --  Awards ceremony in Prairie Capital Convention Center

3:30 p.m. -- Announcement of NHD qualifiers, immediately followed by an important orientation meeting for students selected to advance to NHD.

4:00 p.m. -- Pick up exhibits, evaluations, and ribbons. Only teachers may pick up school packets. CMHEC will mail remaining packets to teachers.

* CMHEC offers charter bus/meal tickets for $55 per person (students and chaperones). Advance registration required. Passengers meet at 5:30 a.m. at Harrison & State streets and return by 8 p.m.

 

Event Date Location

Finalists Awards Ceremony & Reception

May 17, 2015

2-4 PM

Chicago History Museum

Driving and parking directions to the CHM.

 

Fair Date Location

National History Day

June 14-18, 2015

University of Maryland, College Park

 

Coaching Sessions for Advancing High School Projects

Directions Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton St.
By appointment only.
Alternate days and times may be requested.

Staff is willing to coach documentaries, papers and websites through the internet (Skype, Dropbox, youtube, email, googledrive).

 

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