Welcome to the South Asia Senior Affiliate Contest

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NHD South Asia Affiliate: Senior Division Contest 2020

The Senior Division Contest will be held at the American International School of Chennai from March 6-7, 2020 in Chennai, India.  Please explore this website and contact Robert Gold at grobert@aischennai.org with additional questions.

 

Important Dates

Jan 01, 2020 - Registration Opens

Feb 14, 2020 - Registration Ends

Feb 17, 2020 - Submission Deadline (15:00 IST) for Papers, Websites, and Documentaries.

 

NOTE: For information about the Junior Division contest, please visit https://asia.nhd.org/ or contact Matt Elms at melms@sas.edu.sg  


South Asia NHD 

Each year hundreds of students, encouraged by teachers and parents across the South Asia region, participate in the National History Day (NHD). South Asia NHD, an affiliate of National History Day, is a highly regarded academic program for 6th through 12th-grade students. More than 500,000 students across the United States and internationally to participate in National History Day!

South Asia NHD provides a framework for successful student projects. All students design their projects using the same annual theme and rule book. Students choose historical topics related to this annual theme, and conduct extensive primary and secondary research at libraries, archives, museums, historic sites, and more. Projects are not limited to any particular time period or geographic area. Indeed, students can pick topics related to US history or any other type of history they are interested in researching. After analyzing and interpreting their source material, students create a plan to present their findings to their peers and teachers before moving on to the affiliate and possibly national contests. Students can create and present original research papers, exhibits, performances, websites, and documentaries. Each of the categories, except papers (which are done by individuals only), can be created by a group of two to five students, or by an individual.


Future Success

In addition to discovering the exciting world of the past, South Asia History Day also helps students develop the following attributes that are critical to future success:

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills                                                  

  • Project management skills

  • Research and reading skills

  • Teamwork

  • Oral and written communication and presentation skills

  • Self-esteem and confidence

In the spring, students may enter their work into the affiliate contest where it will be judged by educators, professors, museum staff, and historians. If their work is chosen as one of the top two projects in their category, they will be eligible to attend the National History Day Contest at the University of Maryland at College Park in June. This is where the best National History Day projects from across the United States, American Samoa, Guam, International Schools of Asia, and Department of Defense Schools in Europe all meet and compete.


NHD Works

NHD provides a framework for success. It teaches essential skills, boosts performance, prepares students for college, and inspires participants to do more than they ever imagined they could. But you don't have to take our word for it. Check out the National History Day Works program evaluation and see for yourself what NHD does for our South Asia students.


 

General Information

The South Asia NHD Affiliate Senior Division Contest is an annual competition in which high school students demonstrate their knowledge of history through papers, performances, documentary presentations, websites or exhibits. If students place 1st or 2nd at the affiliate level in their category, they will earn an invitation to compete against students from all over the U.S. at National History Day in Washington, DC in June, 2020.

The best place to learn more about NHD is at NHD.org

 


Entry Requirements

1.  It is the responsibility of the student to comply with all NHD contest rules and regulations.  This includes rules for all projects and rules specific to the category.

2.  Each school within the South Asia Affiliate is currently permitted to enter 3 projects per category.  Students, please ensure that your project has qualified as one of the projects from your school.

3.  American International School Chennai, as the host school for the Senior Division contest, is permitted to enter 4 projects into each category.

 


Important Dates

Jan 01, 2020 - Registration Opens

Feb 14, 2020 - Registration Ends

Feb 17, 2020 - Submission Deadline (15:00 IST) for Papers, Websites, and Documentaries.

 


Registration for the Senior Division Contest*

All students must register individually.  Complete the information as requested.  Select 'New Project' or 'Link or Join Existing Project' if you're in the group category.

During the registration process, please use a 10-Digit phone number.  This will allow the system to move forward based on what is a US Phone number.  

Please read the information below for Category specific information.

There will be a 40.00 USD contest fee collected for each student participant. The fee will be collected from each school and paid to AISC prior to or at the contest. Please see your NHD school coordinator regarding this fee.

*Registration for the Junior Division Contest must be done at https://asia.nhd.org/

 


Paper Category: Registration and Information

Papers are due Monday, February 17, 2020 by 3:00 PM (India Standard Time).

All Paper Category students MUST complete the following Google Form to complete their registration by Monday, February 17.  On this form students will submit their final paper, annotated bibliography, and any appendices as a PDF. 

South Asia NHD Paper Registration Google Form (Coming Soon)

Students are not permitted to work on their paper after the submission deadline.

 


Website Category: Registration and Information

Websites are due Monday, February 17, 2020 by 3:00 PM (India Standard Time).

It is imperative that NHD students creating a website follow the proper guidelines.  ALL websites must use the NHDWebCentral Website Editor to create their site. Before you begin building your website, please read and watch the information at: https://www.nhd.org/nhdwebcentral

Once the site has been created correctly, the website address (URL) will contain an 8-Digit set of numbers.  This is the NHDWebCentral Website Editor ID code and it is REQUIRED to use this 8-Digit code to register for our NHD South Asia Contest contest. 

Websites are due Monday, February 17, 2020 by 3:00 PM (India Standard Time). Once the deadline has passed, students will automatically be locked out of the site for the judging process.

Projects that have not used the NHDWebCentral Website Editor will not be permitted to enter the South Asia Affiliate Senior Division contest.

 


Documentary Category:  Registration and Information

Documentaries are due Monday, February 17, 2020 by 3:00 PM (India Standard Time).

All students in the Documentary category MUST complete the form below toMonday, February 17, 2020 by 3:00 PM (India Standard Time) by Monday, February 17, 2020 by 3:00 PM (India Standard Time). We will close access to the Google Form at 3:00 pm. Please respect and follow these guidelines by preparing ahead and not waiting until the last minute. 

This form only needs to be completed ONCE for a group entry.

Use the form below to submit your YouTube link for the Affiliate Finals.  Please make sure you have granted access to your video by making it "Unlisted".  By submitting the link early, students will enable the contest officials to have access and ensure that their documentary is working properly for the contest. 

Students in this category do not need to submit their Process Paper or Annotated Bibliography until the contest on March 6, 2020.  Students are permitted to continue working on their Process Paper and Annotated Bibliography until then.

 South Asia NHD Documentary Registration Google Form (Coming Soon)

 


Exhibit Category: Registration and Information

For projects in this category, AISC will provide access to electrical outlets and tables.

AISC will not be able to provide iPads, screens, projectors, or laptops. Please plan accordingly.

 


Performance Category: Registration and Information

For projects in this category, AISC will make electricity, tables, desks, and chairs available for performances. We will also make available two rolling racks with curtains for the background.

AISC will not be able to provide laptops, iPad, screens or projectors.

 


Accommodations in Chennai

American International School Chennai will arrange bus transport to and from the hotels listed below for students and teachers on the day of the contest, March 6-7, 2020. 

Holiday Inn: Located 5 minutes drive from AISC (even walkable, with one busy road to cross). Approximate rate for a deluxe room, double occupancy + buffet breakfast + wifi is INR 6,000-8,000 + 18% taxes (US$85-115 + 18% taxes). Please arrange booking through AISC for best prices.

The Westin: Located 10-15 minutes drive from AISC. Close to Phoenix Mall, which has several options for casual dining, shopping, and entertainment. Approximate rate for a deluxe room, double occupancy + buffet breakfast + wifi is INR 10,000 (US$140). Please arrange booking through AISC for best prices.

 


Contact Information

For questions about the NHD South Asia Senior Division Contest, or to get involved, please contact: Robert Gold -- Senior Division Contest Coordinator

General Information

Important Dates for South Asia NHD

Jan 01,2020 - Registration Opens

Feb 14, 2020 - Registration Ends

Feb 17, 2020 - Submission Deadline (15:00 IST) for Papers, Websites, and Documentaries.

Mar 6-7, 2020 - Contest Dates 

 


Location of South Asia Senior Divison NHD Affiliate Contest 2020

American International School Chennai (AISC)

100 Feet Road, Taramani, Chennai - 600113, India

Tel: 91-44-22549000

https://www.aischennai.org/

 


Registration for the Senior Division Contest*

All students must register individually.  Complete the information as requested.  Select 'New Project' or 'Link or Join Existing Project' if you're in the group category.

During the registration process, students should use a 10-Digit phone number.  This will allow the system to move forward based on what is a US Phone number.  

Please read the information below for Category specific information.

There will be a 40.00 USD contest fee collected for each student participant. The fee will be collected from each school and paid to AISC prior to or at the contest. Please see your NHD school coordinator regarding this fee.

*Registration for the Junior Division Contest must be done at https://asia.nhd.org/

 


Senior Division Papers: Registration and Information

Papers are due Monday, February 17, 2020 by 3:00 PM (India Standard Time).

All Paper Category students MUST complete the following Google Form to complete their registration by Monday, February 17.  On this form students will submit their final paper, annotated bibliography, and any appendices as a PDF. 

South Asia NHD Paper Registration Google Form (Coming Soon)

Students are not permitted to work on their paper after the submission deadline.

 


Senior DivisionWebsites: Registration and Information

Websites are due Monday, February 17, 2020 by 3:00 PM (India Standard Time).

It is imperative that NHD students creating a website follow the proper guidelines.  ALL websites must use the NHDWebCentral Website Editor to create their site. Before you begin building your website, please read and watch the information at: https://www.nhd.org/nhdwebcentral

Once the site has been created correctly, the website address (URL) will contain an 8-Digit set of numbers.  This is the NHDWebCentral Website Editor ID code and it is REQUIRED to use this 8-Digit code to register for our NHD South Asia Contest contest. 

Websites are due Monday, February 17, 2020 by 3:00 PM (India Standard Time). Once the deadline has passed, students will automatically be locked out of the site for the judging process.

Projects that have not used the NHDWebCentral Website Editor will not be permitted to enter the South Asia Affiliate Senior Division contest.

 


Senior Division Documentaries:  Registration and Information

Documentaries are due Monday, February 17, 2020 by 3:00 PM (India Standard Time).

All students in the Documentary category MUST complete the form below toMonday, February 17, 2020 by 3:00 PM (India Standard Time) by Monday, February 17, 2020 by 3:00 PM (India Standard Time). We will close access to the Google Form at 3:00 pm. Please respect and follow these guidelines by preparing ahead and not waiting until the last minute. 

This form only needs to be completed ONCE for a group entry.

Use the form below to submit your YouTube link for the Affiliate Finals.  Please make sure you have granted access to your video by making it "Unlisted".  By submitting the link early, students will enable the contest officials to have access and ensure that their documentary is working properly for the contest. 

Students in this category do not need to submit their Process Paper or Annotated Bibliography until the contest on March 6, 2020.  Students are permitted to continue working on their Process Paper and Annotated Bibliography until then.

 South Asia NHD Documentary Registration Google Form (Coming Soon)

 


Senior Division Exhibits: Registration and Information

For projects in this category, AISC will provide access to electrical outlets and tables.

AISC will not be able to provide iPads, screens, projectors, or laptops. Please plan accordingly.

 


Senior Division Performances: Registration and Information

For projects in this category, AISC will make electricity, tables, desks, and chairs available for performances. We will also make available two rolling racks with curtains for the background.

AISC will not be able to provide laptops, iPad, screens or projectors.

 


Accommodations in Chennai

American International School Chennai will arrange bus transport to and from the hotels listed below for students and teachers on the day of the contest, March 6-7, 2020. 

Holiday Inn: Located 5 minutes drive from AISC (even walkable, with one busy road to cross). Approximate rate for a deluxe room, double occupancy + buffet breakfast + wifi is INR 6,000-8,000 + 18% taxes (US$85-115 + 18% taxes). Please arrange booking through AISC for best prices.

The Westin: Located 10-15 minutes drive from AISC. Close to Phoenix Mall, which has several options for casual dining, shopping, and entertainment. Approximate rate for a deluxe room, double occupancy + buffet breakfast + wifi is INR 10,000 (US$140). Please arrange booking through AISC for best prices.

 


Travel, Transportation, and Tourism Information

Flights: Chennai is a hub for many low cost carriers with connections throughout South Asia, including AirAsia, Indigo, Tigerair and Scoot. Larger full service carriers also have multiple flights each day. 

Transportation: Transfers between your hotel and the NHD events at AISC will be included in your registration fee. For additional transportation needs, either before or after NHD, you will also be able to book a bus (with driver and security guard) through the school.

Tours/Sightseeing: While not formally part of the NHD Contest, you are certainly welcome to stay in the area and do a little exploring. Here are some possibilities that you can arrange for your group. 

Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram): This group of temples and sanctuaries, founded by the Pallava kings, was carved out of rock in the 7th and 8th centuries. It is known especially for its rathas (temples in the form of chariots), mandapas (cave sanctuaries), giant open-air reliefs such as the famous 'Descent of the Ganges', and the temple of Rivage, with thousands of sculptures to the glory of Shiva.

StoryTrails: This local organization conducts walking tours and day trips that zigzag through the very beat and pulse of the city and its many attractions. They'll show you the best places to visit and introduce you to the best things to do on your visit. An opportunity to explore beyond simple sightseeing tours. 

Dakshina Chitra This “living museum” is dedicated to the traditional arts, culture, and architecture of South India.   

 


NHD Nationals at the University of Maryland

The 2020 National Contest will be held June 14 - 18, 2020 at the University of Maryland, College Park. Each year nearly 3,000 students with their families and teachers gather at the University of Maryland, College Park for the week-long event. These enthusiastic groups come from all 50 United States, Washington, D.C., Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and international schools in China, Korea, and South Asia. The excitement can be felt across the campus. After spending months on project research and preparation, and competing at local and affiliate contests, these students are eager to show their hard work at the National Contest.

 


Contact Information

For questions about the NHD South Asia Senior Division Contest, or to get involved, please contact: Robert Gold -- Senior Division Contest Coordinator

For questions about the NHD Nationals (or South Asia Junior Division Contest), please contact: Matt Elms -- Affiliate Coordinator for the South Asia Region. 

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