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National History Day Competition

Mar 30, 2019 - Mar 31, 2019
Heinz History Center
1212 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Students compete individually or as part of a small group in one of five history-focused categories, including documentaries, exhibits, historical papers, performances, and websites. This year’s theme is “Triumph and Tragedy in History,” and many entries reflect a local history focus with topics such as the Great Fire of Pittsburgh, Jonas Salk, Roberto Clemente, the steel industry, and more.

The competition is divided into two divisions:

  • The Junior Division (grades 6-8) will compete on Saturday, March 30. Judging begins at 8 a.m., and the awards ceremony will take place at approximately 2:30 p.m.
  • The Senior Division (grades 9-12) will compete on Sunday, March 31. Judging begins at 9 a.m., and the awards ceremony will take place at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Projects will be on view to the public beginning at 1 p.m. both days.

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