2019 Maker's Workshop

Makers Workshop
February 2, 2019
10:00-1:00
History Colorado Center
1200 N Broadway
Denver, CO 80203
 
The Makers Workshop will allow exhibit students to receive feedback and guidance from actual museum professionals on their project design. Please note, this is for exhibit participants only. If you plan on attending, you must be ready to either layout or assemble your exhibit board. We will have design ideas available, as well as materials to execute those ideas. Please bring any other materials you plan on using. Even if you are not finished with research, now is a great time to get layout and design feedback!!
 
This year's Makers Workshop will also feature an exhibit tour and mini-session:
 
Exhibit Tour
Steve Luebke, History Colorado
11:00 am
Luebke will be touring students through select exhibits to point out important exhibit elements that students can use in their own projects.
 
Mastering the Exhibit Category
Kelly Cvanciger, Denver Metro Regional Coordinator
12:30 pm
Cvanciger is an expert on constructing winning exhibits! If you would like to attend, please be sure and arrive prior to 12:30!

The first ten registrants will receive a free exhibit board, designed specifically to the History Day size requirements.

 
This is not a thesis or research workshop.

2019 Research Rendezvous Events

Denver Metro Area Research Rendezvous

February 10, 2019
2:00-4:30 pm
Denver Public Library
10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.
Denver, CO 80204
 
2018/19 Theme: Triumph & Tragedy

The Research Rendezvous gives students an opportunity to consult with experts in order to narrow their topic, hone their thesis, recieve guidance regarding research directions, and everything in between. Be sure and join us and take your project from good to great! 

Mini-Sessions:

  • Using Art as a Primary Source--American Museum of Western Art, Anschutz Collection
  • Creating a Documentary--Eric Hernandez, Associate Producer of Colorado Experience at Rocky Mountain PBS
  • Mastering the Thesis Statement--Kayla Gabehart, Associate Director of National History Day in Colorado

NHDC Film Festival

National History Day in Colorado and Denver Firefighters Museum present
 
"Firefighters Built this City"
The first in NHDC's "Everything has a History" showcase series
 
A Film Festival Event
Featuring
2018 State Winning NHDC Documentaries
Museum Director's Tour by Executive Director Jamie Wilms
Happy Hour & Hors d'Oeuvres
 
Saturday, February 16, 2019
2:00-5:00 pm
Denver Firefighters Museum
1326 Tremont Place
Denver, CO 80204
Tickets: $20
 
 
Paid parking is available at the parking lot directly across the street, as well as at surrounding meters.

Featuring NHDC Documentaries:

"Governor Ralph L. Carr: The Conflict and Compromise of the Japanese in America"
Spencer Henry, Witt Young & George Bowdouris
Denver School of the Arts
 
"Dalton Trumbo and the Red Scare: The Conflict in Compromising His Freedom for His Beliefs"
Tate McDonald
Broomfield Heights Middle School
 
"Rocky Flats:  Uncovering the Cover-Up"
Eva Murdock, Presley Church, Madison Fischer, Leah Yonemoto-Weston & Jordan Appel
Boulder High School
 
"The Radium Girls: How Thousands of Women Revolutionized Workplace Safety"
Chloe O'Neill
Denver School of the Arts
 
"Sexual Slavery: The Horrors of the Korean Comfort Women"
Madelyn Deakin & Mika Green
Erie High School

State Contest Opportunities

2019 Button Design Contest

 
Submissions Due: March 31, 2019
 

This is a wonderful opportunity for students to show off their creative skills and design the NHDC Button that will be traded with participants from around the country and world at the National Contest. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2019 middle or high school NHDC participants (the contest is NOT limited to winners of regional contests).

Design Stipulations

  • CU Denver logo must be included in the button. CU Denver logos can be found and downloaded Here
  • Additional design must include our name "National History Day in Colorado," the year, and this year's theme: Triumph & Tragedy
  • Design may be as many colors as the student wishes, but the design must not exceed 1.75" x 2.625" in size.

Designs must be submitted no later than midnight on March 31, 2019. They can be uploaded or emailed to nhdc@ucdenver.edu.

The winning design will be framed and presented to the winner at the State Contest Awards Ceremony.

2019 T-Shirt Design Contest

 
Submissions Due: March 31, 2019
 

This is a wonderful opportunity for students to show off their creative skills and design the t-shirt that will be given out to participants at the State Contest on May 4 and later worn by National Contest qualifiers. Please complete the below questionnaire to be eligible.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2019 middle or high school NHDC participants (the contest is NOT limited to winners of regional contests).

Design Stipulations

  • CU Denver logo must be the most prominent element on the front of the shirt. CU Denver logos can be found and downloaded Here.
  • Additional design must be in relation to National History Day in Colorado and the theme, Triumph & Tragedy, on the back of the shirt
  • Design must be ONE COLOR.
  • Indicate what color shirt you would like the design to be on

Designs must be submitted no later than midnight on March 31, 2019. They can be uploaded or emailed to nhdc@ucdenver.edu.

The winning design will be framed and presented to the winner at the State Contest Award Ceremony. 

2019 CU Denver Scholarship

Due: March 31, 2019
 
In cooperation with the University of Colorado Denver, National History Day in Colorado is pleased to offer an opportunity for all NHDC juniors and seniors to apply for a one-time scholarship of $1,500 to CU Denver.
 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Colorado high school juniors and seniors who have competed in National History in Colorado at ANYTIME during middle and/or high school (the scholarship is NOT limited to winners of regional or state contests; students need only to have completed a project).
  • Students planning to attend the University of Colorado Denver.

Required Supporting Materials

  • Academic Resume
  • 1 Teacher Recommendation
  • Typed Essay (500 words or less) answering the following: Which historic figure is the best model for your future aspirations and why?

These supporting materials can be uploaded or emailed to nhdc@ucdenver.edu.

Materials must be submitted no later than March 31, 2019.