Reminder: NCHD registration deadline is tomorrow!

Don’t forget that the deadline to register your project for consideration at National Capital History Day is this Friday, March 13 (TOMORROW!).

Make sure you have registered your project by Friday, March 13, 2015 if you want to participate in National Capital History Day at Carleton University. Photo by Jana Chytilova, National Capital History Day.

Make sure you have registered your project by Friday, March 13, 2015 if you want to participate in National Capital History Day at Carleton University. Photo by Jana Chytilova, National Capital History Day.

If you are entering the Website or Essay category, you’ll also need to send us your URL/essay by April 1 at 4 p.m. (you’ll get info about how and where to send that information when you register). Otherwise, you have until Friday, May 1, to prepare your project. So, to recap:

All projects must be registered by March 13.

All website URLs and essays must be submitted by April 1 at 4 p.m.

All projects must be presented on May 1 at Carleton University (so if you register a project, you are expected to attend).

Why do we need students to register now when the event isn’t until May 1?

There are a few reasons. The number of registrations affects a lot of things, from the number of rooms we need to reserve at our venue to the number of judges required to evaluate projects. As well, we need to schedule interview times for all students with NCHD judges, distribute information packages to the judges and prepare all the paperwork (and that’s everything from evaluation forms to name tags to certificates of achievement that go out to all the students). There are medals to order, workshops to organize and a Hall of History to build, too. Finally, we’re also hard at work on a souvenir program for all participants — it’s a great guidebook to the day and also a nice keepsake.

So there’s lots of work to be done, and only a few weeks left to do it — but it will all be worth it when the big day finally arrives.

To register a project, go here. And don’t forget to download a rulebook to make sure that your project complies with the rules. And if you just need a quick overview of what’s needed, you’ll find a one-page synopsis here (just be aware that the one-page document still lists the original registration deadline of April 1 as it was printed before that date was changed to March 13).

Make sure you have registered your project by Friday, March 13, 2015 if you want to participate in National Capital History Day at Carleton University. Photo by Jana Chytilova, National Capital History Day.

Each student who enters a project has a chance to discuss his or her work with our judges. Photo by Jana Chytilova, National Capital History Day.

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