Important Dates & Times

Friday December 14, 2018 at 11:59 PM
Sunday April 14, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Saturday April 27, 2019 at 7:00 AM
Saturday April 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Saturday April 27, 2019 at 8:00 AM

The rules for the Ohio History Day Youth Contest can be found at You can also find sample judge evaluation forms on this page, along with information about this year's theme.

About the Ohio History Day Youth Contest

For more information about this contest, go to

What to Expect During the Contest

8-9 am: Registration and Exhibit Set Up: students should arrive and check in at the Registration table in Branch Rickey Fieldhouse. During this time, students, parents, and teachers can be in the exhibt hall while students set up their exhibits. After this time, the exhibit hall will be closed except for students currently speaking with judges.

9-noon: Judging: Students will receive a judge time during this time frame (teachers will receive these times during the week prior to the contest). Students should be available 15 minutes before their judge time. Students with exhibits will be called into the exhibit hall 15 minutes before their judge time. This allows them a little extra time to get set for their converstation with the judges. Students with performances can view others' performances or wait outside the performance room, based on their preference. Students will be called by the judges when the judges are ready for their performance.

12:30-1:30 pm: Exhibit Hall Open for Public Viewing: During this time students and others can view their exhibits, and Youth contestants can take down their exhibits.Youth students can also return for their exhibits after the award ceremony. Please be aware that after the awards ceremony, 2nd round judging will be taking place for the older students, so please be considerate and quiet when removing exhibits after the awards ceremony.

1-2 pm: Youth Awards Ceremony




Youth Group Exhibit
Youth Group Performance
Youth Individual Exhibit
Youth Individual Performance

Judge Criteria

Still not sure you want to be a judge? Watch our video of the top 10 reasons to judge.

You can find Youth Contest rules and sample judge evaluation sheets at

Judge training will be provided beginning at 8 am on the day of the contest. For a preview of judge responsibilities, watch our History Day Judging video.



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