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For Students

Webpage last updated: August 16, 2019

Florida History Day provides an exciting and stimulating way to explore the past and improve learning skills. Working alone or in a group, you select and conduct research about a topic that is related to National History Day’s annual theme. After gathering and analyzing primary and secondary resources, you present your findings in a performance, documentary, website, historical paper, or exhibit. You also can compete at school, county, and state levels for the opportunity to represent Florida at the National History Day contest at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Divisions of Competition

  • Junior: grades 6 to 8
  • Senior: grades 9 to 12

Categories of Competition

Group entries include 2 to 5 students.

  • Historical Paper (individual only)
  • Individual Exhibit and Group Exhibit
  • Individual Performance and Group Performance
  • Individual Documentary and Group Documentary
  • Individual Website and Group Website

Benefits for Students

  • You will improve critical thinking, research, language arts, and personal skills that will be useful throughout life.
  • Because everyone has a different learning style, you select the presentation category that allows you to express your findings in the most comfortable and effective way.
  • All participants receive a certificate, and winners may receive a medal, gift card, or cash prize as well as recognition in your community.