Welcome to the Virtual Arizona State Affilate Competition

Important Dates & Times

Saturday March 27, 2021 at 3:00 PM
Saturday March 27, 2021 at 5:00 PM

 

 

National History Day in Arizona

Virtual Arizona State Competition

 

Youth Division Ranking—Please note that youth projects are NOT promoted to the National Contest

  • Individual Exhibit
    • 1st Place: Navajo Code Talkers: The Unbreakable Code
    • 2nd Place: Frequency Hopping that Changed the World of Communication
    • 3rd Place: History of Traffic Signs: Easy to Understand Non-Verbal Means of Instant Communication with Travelers
  • Individual Website
    • 1st Place: Alan Turing, The Enigma, The Bombe: Cracking the Code to better Communication
    • 2nd Place: Maya Angelou: Communicating Through Prose and Poetry
    • 3rd Place: Stan Lee’s Superheroes: Fallible Comic Book Characters Connecting with Readers by Dealing with Real-Life Problems
  • Paper
    • 1st Place: Dorothea Lange: The Photographer of the New Deal
    • 2nd Place: I Have a Dream: High Hopes and High Notes

Junior Division

  • Group Documentary
    • 1st Place: Mahatma Gandhi: The Father of Nonviolence
    • 2nd Place: Behind Bars: Communication Among the Incarcerated Community
    • Alternate: War of the World Broadcast
  • Individual Documentary
    • 1st Place: Communicating the American Conscience
    • 2nd Place: Carrier Pigeons
    • Alternate: How Email Is the Spark of the Internet Revolution
  • Group Exhibit
    • 1st Place: The Pony Express: Communication Throughout History—From Little Hooves to Big Deliveries
    • 2nd Place: The Black Panther Party: A Key in Understanding Racial Injustice
  • Individual Exhibit
    • 1st Place: Click: The Camera Never Lies
    • 2nd Place: Communication in the Neighborhood of Make Believe: How Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Helped Children Find the Key to Understanding Their Emotions
    • Alternate: Jeanette Rankin: First Woman in Congress
  • Group Performance
    • 1st Place: How Dots and Dashes Changed History
  • Individual Performance
    • 1st Place: The Dr.’s Communication from the Pages of Children’s Books and Beyond
    • 2nd Place: The Cold War on Ice
  • Group Website
    • 1st Place: The 1913 Women’s Suffrage Parade: Newspapers and the Parade for Liberty
    • 2nd Place: Mother Knows Best: How A Mother’s Letter to Her Son Led to Women’s Suffrage
    • Alternate: Communication in the Bombing of Pearl Harbor
  • Individual Website
    • 1st Place: Charles Moore: Communicating Truth Through the Camera
    • 2nd Place: The Soundtrack of Genocide
    • Alternate: Anne Frank’s Diary: A Personal Diary Continues to Communicate Even After Seven Decades
  • Paper
    • 1st Place: Communication’s Roles in American Anti-German Sentiment During World War I
    • 2nd Place: Hickory Dickory Dock: The 1884 International Meridian Conference and its Influence on Time Zones
    • Alternate: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: A Milestone in History

Senior

  • Group Documentary
    • 1st Place: Appeal for Amnesty: The Letter That Changed It All
    • 2nd Place: From D.C. to Saigon: The Consequences of Communication
  • Individual Documentary
    • 1st Place: A Bloody Draw: Three Communication Failures During the Maryland Campaign of September 1862
    • 2nd Place: The Pittsburgh Survey: A Communication of the Gilded Age
    • Alternate: Creoles of the World: The Bridge to Mutual Linguistic Understanding
  • Group Exhibit
    • 1st Place: The Visual Propaganda of WWII
    • 2nd Place: The Art of Persuasion: How Americans Communicated Their Understanding of the Vietnam War
    • Alternate: Energy’s New Frontier: Electricity at the Chicago World’s Fair
  • Individual Exhibit
    • 1st Place: Vann Nath: The Paintings that Communicated the Inhumanity of Killing Fields, the Key to Understanding the Horrors Within the Cambodian Genocide
    • 2nd Place: Trail of Broken Treaties
    • Alternate: Code Girls: Communicating Change
  • Individual Performance
    • 1st Place: At the Stand
    • 2nd Place: The Hello Girls: Connecting Lines for Communications and Enhancing Understanding
  • Group Website
    • 1st Place: Agent Garbo: A Tale of Deception
    • 2nd Place: Tuning In: How Radio Free Europe Communicated Through Cold War Propaganda
    • Alternate: Hearst and Pulitzer: Papers That Launched a Thousand Ships
  • Individual Website
    • 1st Place: James Baldwin: A Witness to Racial Misunderstanding
    • 2nd Place: The Nisei Linguists: Communicating to Build Bilateral Understanding
    • Alternate: Deaf President Now: A Message of Self Determination and Self Governance to the Hearing World
  • Paper
    • 1st Place: The Inadequate Communication of the Mormon-Missouri War of 1838
    • 2nd Place: Communication in the 1980 Olympic Boycott: A Fight for the Favor of the American Public
    • Alternate: Tunneling for Intelligence: Operation Gold, Soviet Half-Truths and a Flawed American Understanding

 

Best Entry in WWII, Jewish Heritage, or Holocaust History:

  • The Diary’s Story

Best Holocaust History Entry:

  • Anne Frank’s Diary: A Personal Diary Continues to Communicate Even After Seven Decades

Babbitt’s Family Award – Best WWI Entry:

  • The Hello Girls: Connecting Lines for Communications and Enhancing Understanding

Best Use of Archives:

  • Communication in the 1980 Olympic Boycott: A Fight for the Favor of the American Public
  • The Inadequate Communication of the Mormon-Missouri War of 1838

Equality in History Award:

  • Junior
    • The Black Panther Party: A Key in Understanding Racial Injustice
  • Senior
    • Silenced Voices: Confronting Native American Linguicide During the Boarding School Er

Best Women’s History Entry:

  • Junior
    • Hello Girls
  • Senior
    • Code Girls: Communicating Change

Best Southwestern History Entry:

  • US Government Uranium Mining: Miscommunications That Threatened Navajo Cultural Identity
  • Reflecting the Sun: US Military Use of Heliographs

Best Military History Entry:

  • Junior
    • Communicating the American Consciousness
  • Senior
    • From D.C. to Saigon: The Consequences of Communication

Welcome Students!

Please do not register for this contest unless asked to. Students will be promoted from Regional Competitions. 

Welcome Teachers! 

  • Teachers should register BEFORE their students.
  • Follow all the registration steps under the registration/teacher drop down menu to register yourself.  Students will do the same for their own registration.
  • Students will receive an email after the first step of registration and once their registration is complete. 
  • Make sure to let your students know who will be paying for their registration fees. 
  • All registration fees are due by the end of the registration period, late registration fees will be assessed after that time.

Welcome Judges! 

Thank you for your interest in National History Day in Arizona!

Please click on the Judge's link on the top menu to register to judge for the State Competition. Once registered you will receive materials on the 2021 theme Communication in History: The Key to Understanding in addition to judging resources. You will receive your assignments soon!

Thank you in advance for your time and support of National History Day in Arizona.

If you have any questions please contact nhdaz@azhs.gov

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