Welcome to the Manatee History Day

Important Dates & Times

Manatee History Day

NEW as of 2/11/21! 

Competition Results + State Team Selection:

Important Notes for Teachers & Parents:

  • Is your student's name spelled correctly below?  If not, please contact history.day@manateeclerk.com with the correct spelling by the end of the day on Friday, February 12th.
  • Awards and medals will be mailed out by Friday, February 19th.
  • State Team informational packets and instructions will be emailed to teachers by end of the day on Friday, February 12th.  Hard copies of informational packets will also be mailed out with student awards and medals.

Questions?  Please email history.day@manateeclerk.com.  

Read on for our competition results and State Team selection...

State Team Selection for Florida History Day (FHD)

  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor? By Angel Potter of Homeschool
  • The Greatest Invention in Communication by Coleton Cline of Palmetto Charter School
  • The Pony Express by Ava Guseman, Alexandra Ryherd, and Rylee Skillman of Palmetto Charter School

Category Awards

  • Junior Group Documentary
    • 1st place – Cold War Documentary by Connor Gionet, Ethan Hamm, and Tony Pacheco of Palmetto Charter School
  • Junior Group Exhibit
    • 1st place – The Pony Express by Ava Guseman, Alexandra Ryherd, and Rylee Skillman of Palmetto Charter School
    • 2nd place – Liquid Paper by Violet Johnson, Makenna Lee, and Ava Petzold of Palmetto Charter School
    • 3rd place – Homing Pigeons by Ellie Ameres, Lily Bosque, Amelia Hume, and Caitlyn Ryherd of Palmetto Charter School
  • Junior Individual Documentary
    • 1st place – The Letter by Adrian Solis of Palmetto Charter School
  • Junior Individual Exhibit
    • 1st place – The Greatest Invention in Communication by Coleton Cline of Palmetto Charter School
    • 2nd place – Cochlear Implant by Cylie Simmons by Palmetto Charter School
    • 3rd place – The History of AT&T by Brady Ballenger of Palmetto Charter School
  • Senior Paper
    • 1st place – Won’t You Be My Neighbor? By Angel Potter of Homeschool

Special Prize Awards

  • Best Use of Primary Sources Prize, Sponsored by Manatee Chapter of National Society of DAR
    • Won’t You Be My Neighbor? By Angel Potter of Homeschool
  • Medical History Prize, Sponsored by Women of Manatee County Republican Club
    • Cochlear Implant by Cylie Simmons by Palmetto Charter School
  • Visual Presentation Prize, Sponsored by Manatee Chapter of National Society of DAR
    • The Pony Express by Ava Guseman, Alexandra Ryherd, and Rylee Skillman of Palmetto Charter School

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Local Competition Information

Be sure to check us out on Instagram and Facebook for more contest resources!

Manatee History Day (MHD) is the local affiliate of National History Day (NHD), a nationwide contest designed to interest students in history and encourage them to learn about history through primary research.  Historical papers, documentaries, exhibit boards, websites, and performances are the five kinds of entries that are accepted for competition.  Through research and analysis of their information, students make the past come alive!

For the health and safety of all staff, judges, parents, teachers, and students, we are continuously monitoring COVID-19. 

This year’s Manatee History Day contest will be virtual.

If you are a teacher, homeschool parent, or competition judge, and you would like to make sure you receive all updates regarding this year's MHD competition, please email history.day@manateeclerk.com to be added to our mailing list.

 

Manatee History Day is produced by:

The Manatee County Historical Commission

and

Angelina "Angel" Colonneso, Manatee County Clerk of Circuit Court and Comptroller, Department of Historical Resources

 

 

Still need to upload your project to Zfairs?  See instructions below.

PHYSICAL Exhibit Board:Physical Exhibit Board Submission Instructions.pdf

Paper: Paper Submission Instructions.pdf

Documentary: Documentary Submission Instructions.pdf

Website: Website Submission Guidelines.pdf

Performance: Performance Submission Instructions.pdf

Virtual (NOT physical) Exhibit Board: Virtual (NOT PHYSICAL) Exhibit Board Submission Instructions.pdf

 

Welcome to Manatee History Day!

 

This year's MHD competition is virtual.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about the contest or about registration please don't hesitate to reach out! 

 

We can be reached directly by emailing history.day@manateeclerk.com.

 

Be sure to check out MHD on Instagram and Facebook for project tips and contest information!

 

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Contest Rules

Before submitting your project to the Manatee History Day competition double check the NHD Contest Rule Book to make sure your project is meeting all requirements - students are expected to follow NHD's contest rules at every level of competition!

 

Project Evaluations

Want to know what the judges will be looking for when they see your project?  Check out these sample evaluation sheets from NHD:

Documentary

Exhibit Board

Historical Paper

Performance

Website

 

Contest Theme

This year's contest theme is "Communication in History: The Key to Understanding."  All students are expected to frame their research within this historical theme.  Check out NHD's theme video for some inspiration!


 

Welcome to Manatee History Day!

 

This year's MHD competition is virtual.

 

If you have any questions or concerns about the contest or about registration please don't hesitate to reach out! 

 

We can be reached directly by emailing history.day@manateeclerk.com.

 

Be sure to check MHD out on Instagram and Facebook for project tips and contest information!

 

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Contest Rules

Make sure student projects meet all competition requirements and adhere to the  NHD Contest Rule BookStudents are expected to follow NHD's contest rules at every level of competition!

 

Project Evaluations

Want to know what a judge is looking for when they examine a student's project at competition?  Check out these sample evaluation sheets from NHD:

Documentary

Exhibit Board

Historical Paper

Performance

Website

 

Contest Theme

This year's contest theme is "Communication in History: The Key to Understanding."  All students are expected to frame their research within this historical theme.  Check out NHD's theme video for some inspiration!

 


 

 

NEW INFORMATION ABOUT JUDGE TRAINING:

Onsite Judge Training has been CANCELED. 

ALL judges must complete the self-guided judge training. 

Links to training materials are below.  Email the contest coordinator with any questions.

Mandatory Training - MHD 2021 Self-Guided Judge Training: MHD 2021 self-guided judge training.pdf

Optional Reading - Quick Reference Guides by Category: MHD 2021 Category Quick Reference for Judges.pdf

 

Judges needed for Manatee History Day!

 

Are you interested in volunteering your time to judge for Manatee History Day?  We couldn't do the MHD contest without our volunteers, and we appreciate their service immensely!  

This year's MHD contest is virtual.  Student projects will be submitted virtually and judged virtually.

 

What is required of an MHD Judge?

 

First, let us know you're interested in being a judge!  

Contact history.day@manateeclerk.com to receive our MHD Judge Packet.  The packet contains an application to judge, important information regarding this year's contest, and an example of the project evaluation sheet all judges are expected to complete during the competition. 

Completed MHD Judge Applications are due to Manatee Village Historical Park no later than January 8, 2021.  Contact us today to make sure you receive your MHD Judge Packet and the application! 

 

Second, complete your required reading. Be sure to read the NHD Contest Rule Book and familiarize yourself with the project evaluation sheet. 

There are NEW and UPDATED contest rules.  Check out the NHD Contest Rule Book for all the details - students are required to adhere to these rules at every level of competition!

There are NEW and UPDATED project evaluation sheets.  Be sure to familiarize yourself with the project evaluation sheets for your selected categories.  The evaluation sheets are what you will fill out when judging projects.  Examples of evaluation sheets are linked below:

Documentary 

Exhibit Board

Historical Paper

Website

Performance

 

Third, attend a Judge Training Session.  There are two options for training: (1) a digital, self-paced training session that can be done from home OR (2) a training session that takes place at Manatee Village Historical Park in Bradenton. 

Judges are NOT required to complete both training sessions - please choose the training session that is most convenient for your schedule.  Training session details are outlined in the MHD Judge Packet.

 

If you are interested in being a Judge for Manatee History Day please email history.day@manateeclerk.com

 

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MHD Calendar of Deadlines and Events

 

January 8, 2021:  Judge Information Form Due to Manatee Village Historical Park

Completed forms can be emailed to history.day@manateeclerk.com or mailed to Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Avenue East, Bradenton, Florida, 34208

 

January 29, 2021:  Online Student Registration Closes

 

February 2, 2020:  MHD Judge's Training Sessions

 Two types of training sessions will be available:

           1. Takes place at Manatee Village Historical Park in the 1887 Chruch

                   OR

            2. Choose a digital, self-paced training session

 Both training sessions contain the same information; judges do NOT need to attend both.

 

February 3, 2021 to February 10, 2021: Competition Judging

Competition judging will be virtual for all categories.

 

February 12, 2021: Student Winners Announced

All category winners will be posted online at the MHD website, Manatee Clerk website, and a winner list will be emailed to students' teachers.

 

 

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