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Education and Outreach|American Heritage Center

2016 Wyoming History Day Contest

2016 Results

2016 Special Award Winners

The theme for 2016 is "Exploration, Encounter & Exchange in History." Read the full 2016 theme description to learn more at http://www.nationalhistoryday.org/

2016 Contest possible topics: Topics from National History Day Website

Regional Competitions

Please review the directions for registering (PDF). District-specific information is detailed below.

  • Region (Park, Washakie, and Big Horn Counties): February 24, 2016 / 8:30 a.m. / Worland Middle School / Coordinator: Suzanne Dorn, 307-347-3233.
  • Region 2 (Crook, Campbell, Johnson, Niobrara, Sheridan, and Weston Counties): March 23, 2016 / Sheridan Weslyan Church in Sheridan, WY / Coordinator: Sharie Prout, 307-674-4589
  • Region 3 (Natrona and Converse Counties): March 19, 2016 /Casper, WY - Kelly Walsh High School / Coordinator: Ruth Putnam, 307-253-4318
  • Region 4 (Laramie, Platte, and Goshen Counties): March 15, 2016 / 9:00a.m. / Laramie County Community College (Cheyenne) / Coordinator: Mary Jo Birt, 307-322-1518; Jennifer Calvetti, 307-771-2680.
  • Region 5 (Albany and Carbon Counties): March 28, 2016 / 10:00 am / UW American Heritage Center in Laramie, WY / Coordinator: Cynthia Webb, 307-721-2155
  • Region 6 (Hot Springs and Fremont Counties):March 3, 2016 - Lander Middle School / Lander / Coordinator: Gayla Hammer, 307-332-6690
  • Region 7 (Uinta, Sweetwater, Lincoln, Sublette, and Teton Counties): March 16, 2016 / 8:00 a.m. / Boces Building in Pinedale, WY / Coordinator: Ann Noble, 307-367-4209

         PLEASE NOTE: Teton County Schools are now in region 7 and  will compete in Pinedale

State Competition 2016

The state competition will occur on April 11, 2016, at the University of Wyoming, in Laramie. Register by 11:59 p.m., Friday, April 1, 2016. Deadlines for submitting papers, documentaries, and web sites is Monday, April 4, 2016, at 11:59p.m.

  • You may either submit 3 hard copies of your paper to: Wyoming History Day, Dept. 3924, 1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071-2000 or send an electronic copy of your paper to rkean@uwyo.edu.
  • Submit your URL for your website to rkean@uwyo.edu 
  • Please mail a copy of your documentary on a DVD or Flashdrive to WHD, Dept. 3924, 1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY, 82071-2000 postmarked no later than April 1, 2016.
  • Submit process papers and annotated bibliographies to rkean@uwyo.edu to be considered for scholarships and some special awards. Check awards in the on-line registration program.

Schedule of Events 2016 (subject to change)

    • Check-In (UW Conference Center)
      • Sunday April 10, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
      • Monday April 11, 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
    • Exhibit Set-Up (UW Conference Center Ballroom)
      • Sunday April 10, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
      • Monday April 11, 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Storage for Performance Props
    (Sunday April 10, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
    • UW Conference Center
  • Orientations for Judges
    • Sunday April 10, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Hilton Garden Inn, Garden Rooms)
    • Monday April 11, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Hilton Garden Inn Garden Rooms(Continental Breakfast provided Monday morning for judges.)
Competitions
(Monday April 11, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)
  • Junior & Senior Documentaries - American Heritage Center
  • Junior Group Performances – UW Gateway Center
  • Junior Individual Performances – UW Conference Center
  • Junior & Senior Papers – Gateway Center Interview Rooms - 2nd Floor
  • Junior & Senior Exhibits - Hilton Garden Inn Ballroom 
  • Junior & Senior Web Sites – Gateway Center Interview Rooms - 2nd Floor
Lunches
(Monday April 11, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
  • Participants, Teachers, Chaperones - UW Conference Center 
  • Judges - Hilton Garden Inn Garden Rooms

Awards Ceremony (Monday April 11, 4:00 p.m.) Gateway Center Ball Room

National Qualifiers Meeting (Monday April 11, 5:00 p.m.) Gateway Center Ball Room

National Competition 2016

The national competition will be held June 12-16, 2016, at the University of Maryland, College Park.


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