Welcome to the South Asia Junior Affiliate Contest

Important Dates & Times


NHD SOUTH ASIA JUNIOR DIVISION RESULTS--2020


Please join us live for our Video Steam of the South Asia NHD Junior Division Awards Ceremony on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8:00am, Singapore Time.

Video Steam Link: https://youtu.be/rFhMcrHWWG4


Junior Division South Asia 2020 -- The Junior Division of the South Asia NHD Affiliate will be hosted at Singapore American School.  The date will be Saturday, March 14, 2020.  Our Junior Division contest will allow remote entries in the categories of website, documentary, and paper with the approval of the Coordinator, Matt Elms.  Remote entry students will still need to pay the entry fee of $30.00 SGD per participant. Please contact Matt Elms at melms@sas.edu.sg for more information.

PLEASE PROCEED TO THE "STUDENT'S MAIN" TAB ABOVE FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING EACH CATEGORY AND HOW TO SUBMIT FOR THE SOUTH ASIA JUNIOR DIVISIOIN VIRTURAL CONTEST.

Registration Dates: 

January 1, 2020 - Registration Opens

February 21, 2020 - Registration Ends

March 5, 2020 at 3:00pm -- Submission deadline for ALL Junior Division Papers, Websites, Documentaries, Exhibits and Performances

 

Use the <Student's Main> menu tab to submit your entry.

 

 



South Asia NHD 

general01.jpgEach year hundreds of students, encouraged by teachers and parents across the South Asia region, participate in the National History Day (NHD). South Asia NHD, an affiliate of National History Day, is a highly regarded academic program for 6th through 12th-grade students. Each year hundreds of South Asia students join more than 500,000 students across the United States and internationally to participate in National History Day!

South Asia NHD provides a framework for successful student projects. All students design their projects using the same annual theme and rule book. Students choose historical topics related to this annual theme, and conduct extensive primary and secondary research at libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and more. Projects are not limited to any particular time period or geographic area. Indeed, students can pick topics related to US history or any other type of history they are interested in researching. After analyzing and interpreting their source material, students create a plan to present their findings to their peers and teachers before moving on to the affiliate and possibly national contests. Students can create and present original research papers, exhibits, performances, websites, and documentaries. Each of the categories, except papers (which are done by individuals only), can be created by a group of two to five students, or by an individual.

 


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Future Success

In addition to discovering the exciting world of the past, South Asia History Day also helps students develop the following attributes that are critical to future success:

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills                                                  
  • Project management skills
  • Research and reading skills
  • Teamwork
  • Oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Self-esteem and confidence

In the spring, students may enter their work into the affiliate contest where it will be judged by educators, professors, museum staff, and historians. If their work is chosen as one of the top two projects in their category, they will be eligible to attend the National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland at College Park in June. This is where the best National History Day projects from across the United States, American Samoa, Guam, International Schools of Asia, and Department of Defense Schools in Europe all meet and compete.

 


NHD Works

NHD provides a framework for success. It teaches essential skills, boosts performance, prepares students for college, and inspires participants to do more than they ever imagined they could. But you don't have to take our word for it. Check out the National History Day Works program evaluation and see for yourself what NHD does for our South Asia students.

 


 

 

Please join us live for our Video Steam of the South Asia NHD Junior Division Awards Ceremony on Monday, March 16, 2020 at 8:00am, Singapore Time.

Video Steam Link: https://youtu.be/rFhMcrHWWG4

 


There are a number of lists of possible Judging Questions online. 

Here is one of many lists that can be found online


Important Dates for South Asia NHD

Registration Dates: 

January 1, 2020 - Registration Opens

February 21, 2020 at 3:00pm -- Registration Closes

All entries must be submitted remotely for the 2020 South Asia Junior Division Affiliate Finals

March 5, 2020 at 3:00pm -- Submission deadline for ALL Junior Division Papers, Websites, Documentaries, Exhibits, and Performance.

See more information below regarding each category.



General Information

1.  The best place to learn more about NHD is at NHD.org

2.  It is the responsibility of the student to comply with all NHD contest rules and regulations.  This includes rules for all projects and rules specific to the category.

3.  Each school within the South Asia Affiliate is currently permitted to enter 3 projects per category.  Students, Please ensure that your project has qualified as one of the projects from your school.  Singapore American School, as the host school, is permitted to enter 4 projects into each category.

4.  All students must register individually through this website.  Complete the information as requested.  Select 'New Project' or 'Link or Join Existing Project' if you're in the group category. Be patient and follow directions.

5.  There will be a $30.00 SGD contest fee collected for each student participant. The fee will be collected from each school and paid to SAS directly. Please see your NHD School Coordinator regarding student fees.



Paper South Asia Registration and Information 

Due Date: Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:00 PM (Singapore Time).

 

Judging interviews will take place on March 14, 2020 between 9am - 1pm via Google Hangouts. Interviews will not be conducted in person.

All Paper Category students MUST complete the following Google Form to complete their registration by Thursday, March 5, 3:00 PM.  On this form students will indicate contact information on how the interview will be conducted remotely, AND students will submit their final paper, annotated bibliography, any appendices as one PDF . 

Students are not permitted to work on their paper after the submission deadline.

Items to be submitted: 

  • PDF with the Appendix included, and Annotated Bibliography

South Asia NHD Paper Google Form



Website South Asia Registration and Information

Websites are due Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:00 PM (Singapore Time).

 

Judging interviews will take place on March 14, 2020 between 9am - 1pm via Google Hangouts. Interviews will not be conducted in person.

All Website Category students MUST complete the following Google Form below to complete their registration by Thursday, March 5, 3:00 PM.  On this form students will indicate contact information on how the interview will be conducted remotely. 

Students are not permitted to work on their website after the submission deadline.

It is imperative that NHD students creating a website follow the proper guidelines.  ALL websites must use the NHDWebCentral Website Editor to create their site. Before students begin building a website, please read and watch the information at: https://www.nhd.org/nhdwebcentral

Once the site has been created correctly, the website address (URL) will contain an 8-Digit set of numbers.  This is the NHDWebCentral Website Editor ID code and it is REQUIRED to use this 8-Digit code to register for any NHD South Asia Contest contest. 

Websites are due Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:00 PM (Singapore Time). Once the deadline has passed, students will automatically be locked out of the their site for the judging process.

Projects that have not used the NHDWebCentral Website Editor will not be permitted to enter any South Asia Affiliate Finals contest.

South Asia NHD Website Google Form

 



Documentary South Asia REGISTRATION and Information

Documentaries are due Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:00 PM (Singapore Time).

 

Judging interviews will take place on March 14, 2020 between 9am - 1pm via Google Hangouts. Interviews will not be conducted in person.

All Docmentary Category students MUST complete the following Google Form to complete their registration by Thursday, March 5, 3:00 PM.  On this form students will indicate contact information on how the interview will be conducted remotely, URL for their Unlisted Youtube Documentary, AND students will submit their Process Paper and Annotated Bibliography as a PDF . 

Please respect and follow these guidelines by preparing ahead and not waiting until the last minute. Ensure you have granted access to the documentary by making it Unlisted.  By submitting the link early, students will enable the contest officials to have access and ensure the documentary is working properly for the contest. 

Students are not permitted to work on their documentary after the submission deadline.

Items to be submitted: 

  • PDF with the Process Paper and Annotated Bibliography
  • Link to Unlisted Youtube Documentary (Make sure you credit music sources at the end of your documentary. Test your YouTube Link)

This form only needs to be completed ONCE for a group entry.

South Asia NHD DOCUMENTARY REGISTRATION

 



Exhibit South Asia REGISTRATION and Information

Exhibits are due Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:00 PM (Singapore Time).

Judging interviews will take place on March 14, 2020 between 9am - 1pm via Google Hangouts. Interviews will not be conducted in person.

All Exhibit Category students MUST complete the following Exhibit Google Form to complete their registration by Thursday, March 5, 3:00 PM.  On this form students will indicate contact information on how the interview will be conducted remotely, URL for their Goolge Slideshow with exhibit images, AND students will submit their Process Paper and Annotated Bibliography as a PDF . 

Please respect and follow these guidelines by preparing ahead and not waiting until the last minute. Ensure you have granted access to the Google Slideshow by making it Viewable by Anyone with the Link.  By submitting the link early, students will enable the contest officials to have access and ensure the slideshow is working properly for the contest.

Example of a Exhibit Slideshow*

*For students with multimedia, 3 minute limit, please upload the video to YouTube (Unlisted), and then add it to your Google Slideshow.

Also Exhibit students will need to submit a PDF of the Title and 500 Student Composed Words.

Students are not permitted to show their exhibit during the judging interview.

Items to be submitted: 

  • PDF with the Process Paper and Annotated Bibliography
  • PDF with the Title and 500 student composed words
  • Link to the Google Slides with 15 Exhibit Images (See sample above)

This form only needs to be completed ONCE for a group entry.

South Asia NHD Exhibit Google Form



Performance South Asia Registration and Information

Performances are due Thursday, March 5, 2020 3:00 PM (Singapore Time).

 

Judging interviews will take place on March 14, 2020 between 9am - 1pm via Google Hangouts. Interviews will not be conducted in person.

All Performance Category students MUST complete the following Google Form to complete their registration by Thursday, March 5, 3:00 PM.  On this form students will indicate contact information on how the interview will be conducted remotely, URL for their Unlisted Youtube Performance Video, AND students will submit their Process Paper and Annotated Bibliography as a PDF . 

Please respect and follow these guidelines by preparing ahead and not waiting until the last minute. Ensure you have granted access to the Unlisted Performance Youtube link by making it Unlisted.  By submitting the link early, students will enable the contest officials to have access and ensure the documentary is working properly for the contest.

*YouTube -- UNEDITED 10 minute (max) performance unlisted on Youtube.  Each performance must be filmed once, beginning to end. We ask that teachers help the students to set up a judging time to record the performance. No EDITING of the video is allowed by teachers, parents or students. Make sure the audio recording is sufficient for the judges to hear. 

Students are not permitted to perform during the judging interview.

Items to be submitted: 

  • PDF with the Process Paper and Annotated Bibliography
  • Link to Unlisted Youtube Performance
  • PDF of Script (In case the audio is hard to hear)

This form only needs to be completed ONCE for a group entry.

South Asia NHD Performance Google Form



Contact Information

For questions about South Asia NHD, or to get involved, please contact:

Matthew Elms -- South Asia Affiliate Contest Coordinator

General Information

Important Dates for South Asia NHD

Registration Deadline: February 10, 202o 3:00pm (Singapore Time)

Website and Papers Due Monday, March 2, 202o 3:00pm (Singapore Time)

Documentary (Video Only) Due Monday, March 2, 202o at 3:00pm

Contest Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020

 


Location of South Asia Junior Divison NHD Affiliate Finals 2020

Singapore American School

40 Woodlands Street 41

Singapore, 738547

 


General Registration Information

All students must register individually.  Complete the information as requested.  Select 'New Project' or 'Link or Join Existing Project' if you're in the group category.

Please read the information below for Category specific information

There will be a 50.00 SGD contest fee collected for each student participant. The fee will be collected from each school and paid to SAS prior to or at the contest. Please see your NHD school coordinator regarding your fee.

 


Junior Division Paper South Asia Registration and Information

Due Monday, March 2, 2020 3:00 PM

South Asia Junior Division NHD Affiliate Finals will allow Junior Paper Category remote submissions with permission from the Coordinator, Matt Elms.  

Judging interviews will take place on the morning of Saturday, March 14, 2020 via Google Hangouts or Skype. Interviews for those students that still want to attend in person are welcome and encouraged. 

All Paper Category students MUST complete the following Google Form to complete their registration by Monday, March 2, 3:00 PM.  On this form students will indicate their attendance status for the contest,  how the interview will be conducted remotely, AND students will submit their final paper, annotated bibliography, any appendices as one PDF. Students are not permitted to work on their paper after the submission deadline.

South Asia NHD Paper Registration Google Form


Junior Division Website South Asia Registration and Information

Due Monday, March 2, 2020 3:00 PM (Singapore Time).

South Asia Junior Division NHD Affiliate Finals will allow Junior Website Category remote submissions with permission from the Coordinator, Matt Elms. 

It is imperative that NHD students creating a website follow the proper guidelines.  ALL websites must use the NHDWebCenter Website Editor to create their site. Information on site creation can be found at: TBA   

Once the site has been created correctly, the website address (URL) will contain an 8-Digit set of numbers.  This is the Weebly ID code and it is REQUIRED to use this 8-Digit code to register for our NHD contest. Once the deadline has passed, students will be locked out of the site for judging purposes.

Projects that have not used the NHDWebCenter Website Editor will not be permitted to enter the South Asia Affiliate Finals contest.


Junior Division Documentary South Asia REGISTRATION and Information

South Asia Junior Division NHD Affiliate Finals will allow Junior Documentary Category remote submissions with permission from the Coordinator, Matt Elms. 

FOR ALL STUDENTS IN THE DOCUMENTARY CATEGORY, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM BELOW TO FINISH THE REGISTRATION OF YOUR PROJECT by Monday, March 2, 3:00 PM, Singapore Time.

This form only needs to be completed ONCE for a group entry.

Use the form below to submit your YouTube link for the Affiliate Finals.  Please make sure you have granted access to your video by making it Unlisted.  By submitting the link early, students will enable the contest officials to have access and ensure the documentary is working properly for the contest. 

Students in this category do not need to submit their Process Paper or Annotated Bibliography until the contest on March 14, 2020.  Students are permitted to continue working on their Process Paper and Annotated Bibliography.

South Asia NHD DOCUMENTARY REGISTRATION


Junior Division Exhibit South Asia REGISTRATION and Information

For projects in this category, SAS will provide access to electrical outlets and tables.

SAS will not be able to provide iPads, screens, projectors, or laptops.


Junior Division Performance South Asia Registration and Information

For projects in this category, SAS will make electricity, tables, desks, and chairs available for performances. We will also make available two rolling racks with curtains for background or for costume changes.

SAS will not be able to provide laptops, iPads, screens or projectors.

 


Accommodations in Singapore

Singapore American School will arrange bus transport to and from the hotels listed below for students and teachers on the day of the contest, March 14, 202o.  Please contact sales reps directly regarding reservations.  

Mandarin Orchard

Derek Chan and Hilary Loong  | Senior Sales Managers

333 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238867

T: +65 6737 4411

Email:

Derek Chan: derek.chan@meritushotels.com

 


NHD Nationals at the University of Maryland

The 2020 National Contest will be held June 14 - 18, 2020 at the University of Maryland, College Park. Each year nearly 3,000 students with their families and teachers gather at the University of Maryland, College Park for the week-long event. These enthusiastic groups come from all fifty United States, Washington, D.C., Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and international schools in China, Korea, and South Asia. The excitement can be felt across the campus. After spending months on project research and preparation, and competing at local and affiliate contests, these students are eager to show their hard work at the National Contest.

 


Contact Information

For questions about South Asia NHD, or to get involved, please contact: Matthew Elms -- South Asia Affiliate Contest Coordinator

 

 

Judge's Registration

judges01.JPGSouth Asia NHD is looking for historians, educators, and others to judge student projects at this year's 2019 contest on March 9, 2019 at Singapore American School from 7:00am - 3:30pm.

Simply follow the directions on the home page to register.

 


About NHD

Students in 6th through 12th grades conduct extensive research on topics related to an annual theme and present their findings in historical papers, exhibits, documentaries, performances, and websites.

 

 

Judging in the Paper, Documentary, and Website categories will start on February 25, 2019 at 3:00pm.

Exhibits and performances will be judged on the day of the contest, March, 9, 2019. 

Additionally, on March 9, from 8:00 - 12:00pm, all projects (including Paper, Documentary, and Websites) will meet with their respective judges for an interview.  

Evaluation and discussions with fellow judges will be a 1/2 day commitment from approximately 7:00am to 12:00pm. In return for your time and effort, we offer free parking and lunch, endless gratitude, and a positive perspective on our leaders of tomorrow.
 
 


What to Expect on Judging Day

If you are confirmed as a contest judge, you will receive detailed instructions and materials to help you prepare. On March 9, 2019, the morning will begin with a judging orientation and meeting your fellow judges.

Entries are scheduled at specific time intervals depending on which category you are judging. There will be a lunch break midday. Our plan is to have all projects judged before lunch. You will need to complete evaluations for each entry and submit final paperwork after your judging sessions.

After the last entry in your judging group has finished, you and your judging teammates will discuss comments and ratings, and come to a conclusion about the final overall rankings for the entries in your group.* In each category, 1st and 2nd place finalists will be offered an invitation to compete in the NHD Finals in Washington D.C.

At the end of the day you will be tired, but refreshed with the spirit of youth who value history and are eager for your feedback about their year-long projects.

*The process described here varies for the website, documentaries, and paper categories. If you are interested in these categories, the process will be explained to you.


Contact Information
If you have any questions, please contact Matthew Elms, the South Asia NHD Coordinator.

 

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