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2019-2020 Important Dates

 

September 20

  • County Coordinators provide the Florida History Day office with the following item by this date:
    • County Entry Form, with contact information for the local coordinator(s). The $100 county entry fee, payable by check or purchase order to the Friends of the Museums of Florida History Inc., is due by March 8.

March 6

  • Counties complete school and county contests by this date.

  • Deadline for paying the $100 county entry fee.

March 13

  • County coordinators provide the Florida History Day office with the following items by this date:
    • Online registration of first- and second-place county winners who will advance to the state competition.

March 20

  • County Coordinators provide the Florida History Day office with the following items by this date:
    • Original copies of the Student Registration Forms with student, teacher, and parent signatures [Coordinators should keep a copy of the forms].
    • Name(s) of of the Outstanding County Award recipient(s).
    • Historical Paper Entry Form and four copies of each paper entry.
    • Website Entry Form with URLs for entries.
    • County History Day Statistics Form.
    • Names of students with special needs attending the state contest.
  • Deadline for teacher award nominations: Florida Teacher of Merit, Mayflower Outstanding Teacher, James F. Harris Award (NHD)
  • Deadline for student applications for FHD special prizes.
  • Deadline for student scholarship nominations:Mayflower Legacy Scholarship and National Maritime Historical Society Scholarship.
  • Student access to website entries closes on this day.

May 3–5

  • Florida History Day State Competition
    • The State Contest is held at Tallahassee Community College. The Awards Ceremony is held at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.

May 3:

Registration and Exhibit Setup

May 4:

Registration and Competition Judging (Daytime)
Open House at the Museum of Florida History (Evening)

May 5:

Awards Ceremony

June 14-18

  • National History Day competition
    • The national contest is held at the University of Maryland, College Park.