Welcome to the Utah Valley Regional Contest

Important Dates & Times

Welcome to Utah Valley Regional History Day 2019!

Details:

  • 2020 Contest Date: TBA, please stay tuned!
  • Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
  • Registration Deadline: January 31
  • Website and Paper Entries Due: February 28
  • Location: Timberline Middle School

Attention Historical Papers and Website Contestants:  Your projects must be completed and submitted by February 28th at 10:00 pm.  (Exhibits, Documentaries, and Performances are due at the contest.)

  • Papers: Email a pdf to: chrisamythack@comcast.net  AND send 4 printed copies, stapled, to:

UTVRHD 215 Estate Drive, Alpine, UT 84004

  • Websites: All websites will lock for judging at 10:00 pm on February 28th. Be sure to hit the “publish” button to save your final changes before this deadline. 

Competition Schedule
8:00-8:45am          Student Check In & Exhibit Setup
9:00am-2:30pm    Judging
4:00-5:00pm         Awards Ceremony
* This schedule is subject to change. 

Special Awards

  • WWI Commission Prize 

As part of the centennial recognition of World War I, the Utah WWI Commission is sponsoring cash prizes for outstanding History Day projects relating to the Great War.  Winners will be selected at Utah's ten regional History Day competitions held in February-March, as well as at the state contest held in April.   

Projects must relate directly to World War I and may range from the war in Europe to its impacts on the home front, such as rationing, mining, industry, Liberty Bond drives, German POWs, conscientious objectors, politics, etc. Winning projects will demonstrate research, clarity, thought, and some originality.  Relevant projects from all categories (documentary, paper, website, exhibit, and performance) will be considered.

  • The American Revolution Prize 

The Colonial Heritage Foundation of Utah is a non-profit corporation dedicated to the preservation of the values, culture, skills and history of America's founding. The Colonial Heritage Foundation of Utah is sponsoring cash prizes for outstanding History Day projects relating to the American Revolution. 

Projects must relate directly to the American Revolution and winning projects  will demonstrate research, clarity, thought, and some originality. Relevant projects from all categories (documentary, paper, website, exhibit, and performance) will be considered.

Chaperone Policy: 

  • All students must be accompanied by an adult chaperone while at the contest.
  • Chaperones are responsible for the behavior of the students in their charge.
  • One chaperone may supervise up to 10 students. 

Day of Contest Food Service Options:

Highland, Utah approxamately 2 miles South from Timberline Middle School has several restaurant options including, Wendy's, Little Caesar's and Domino's Pizza, Taco Time, Subway, Roxberry Juice and Pizza Pie Cafe. Additionally, Ridley's and Meiers Meat and Fine Foods also provide deli service food options. No food service will be provided at the contest location.

 

Contact Us:

Welcome Students!

Thanks for participating in Utah History Day 2019. We are excited to learn more about you and your historical projects.

For information about the contest (where, when, time, directions, etc.) click on the General tab. 

To update your profile, click on your name (above right).  Keep your username and password in a safe place. Use the Login option (top right) to access the system after you have registered.

If you have questions about your registration, please send an email to chrisamythack@comcast.net.

 

Students (except website and historical papers) please check to make sure you have four copies of your process paper and bibliography with you!   

At 9:00 am, judging starts in all categories. All exhibits must be completely set up in the gym before 9:00am as the doors to the gym will be closed to public viewing from 9:00- 10:00am and from 12:00-1:00pm.

Students with documentaries should know that the room is set for standard HDMI and VGA connections. If the student’s tech that is being used to play their documentary is newer than these connections, they need to bring their own adapter. We strongly recommend students bring a laptop to show their documentary. Students with documentaries should make sure that all their current computer programs (software) and operation updates on their laptops are current.

Occasionally in the rooms showing documentaries, individuals have run into trouble with technology and interface set up because recent updates have not been done on their end. Schools frequently update their IT systems and difficulties have occurred in the past that can be easily avoided. All students showing documentaries should be prepared to be completely IT self-sufficient in their presentations. Judges will not be able to assist students with IT problems                    

 

Here are some general guidlines about our expecatations for the regional contest: 

  • Students are expected to conduct themselves in person and online, in a manner that brings credit to themselves and their schools.
  • Treat other competitors with respect at all times before, during and after the contest.
  • All students must be accompanied by a chaperone while at the regional contest. Chaperones are responsible for the behavior of the students in their charge. 
  • Every student will be interviewed by a judge at the regional contest.
  • Parents should not be near, or in the same room as their child during judging times.  
  • Performance and documentaries are open for public veiwing during the contest. Students, teachers and parents are encouraged to support these venues but should remain quite while students present and are interviewed.
  • Pack out everything you brought in, including trash and contest supplies.
  • Do not leave exhibits or performance props behind.
  • Clean up your messes. We are guests at our hosts facilities and want to be invited back.
  • The regional contest is your day to share with the judges your project and countless hours of hard work. Take the time to come prepared. 

 

Welcome Teachers!

Thank you for helping your students participate in Utah History Day 2019! 

Teachers must register themselves before students can register. To get started, click on the Register tab above, then select Teacher.  

For information about the contest (where, when, time, directions, etc.) click on the General tab. 

You can view your students' registration information under My Students.

To update your profile, click on your name (above right). Keep your username and password in a safe place. Use the Login option (top right) to access the system after you have registered.

If you have questions about your registration, please send an email to chrisamythack@comcast.net.

Below is some general information regarding the regional contest: 

  • Students are expected to conduct themselves in person and online, in a manner that brings credit to themselves and their schools.
  • Students should treat other competitors with respect at all times before, during and after the contest.
  • All students must be accompanied by a chaperone while at the regional contest.
  • Chaperones are responsible for the behavior of the students in their charge. 
  • Students should pack out everything they bring in, including trash and contest supplies. 
  • Students should not leave exhibits or performance props behind and should clean up their messes. We are guests at our hosts facilities and want to be invited back.
  • The regional contest is your students' opportunity to share with the judges all their hard work. Please take the time to encourage your students to come to the contest prepared. 
  • Every student will be interviewed by a judge at the regional contest. Students should be familar with their projects and annontated bibliographies.
  • Parents should not be near, or in the same room as their child during judging times.  
  • Performance and documentaries are open for public veiwing during the contest. Students, teachers and parents are encouraged to support these venues but should remain quite while students present and are interviewed.
  • At the contest, students represent themsleves and their school. Students are expected to dress professionally. Shirt, ties and nice pants for young men when possible; dresses, skirts, and dress pants for young women when possible.
  • Many schools have found it easier to arrange for parent chaperones to transport students to and from the contest versus busing them. Occasionally school buses have experienced scheduling and transportation issues that cause students to be late to the contest and miss their judging window. Please plan accordingly.

Welcome Judges!

To sign up as a contest judge for the Utah Valley Regional contest, please select "create account" along the top white bar of this webpage, and select "judge" from the drop down menu options. This will take you through the process of completing your judges profile. 

If you have already registered as a contest judge, you will receive details about your judging assignment via email in the near future. We are grateful for your service and look forward to working with you this year.

If you have any questions, please contact: 

Amy Thackeray

Email:  chrisamythack@comcast.net

Phone: 801-427-7441

Website: Utah History Day 

 

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