Welcome to the Long Island Regional Contest

Important Dates & Times

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The 2020 Long Island History Day Competition at Hofstra University will be held on Sunday, March 29, 2020.

Registration Opens January 13 and

Closes February 17, 2020 at 11:59 pm

Good Luck to All!

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Welcome to the Long Island History Day Student Page

for the 2020 Competition at Hofstra University on March 29th!


Contest registration opens at 12:00 am on January 13th and closes at 11:59 pm on February 17th 2020. Teachers must register and create an account before their students!!

Registration Fee is $20.00 per student and can be paid by check made out to HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY and mailed to Denise Deputy, 202B Hofstra Hall, 101 Hofstra University, Hempstead NY 11549.  Please check with your teacher to see if your school is covering the cost of your registration.


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Welcome to the Long Island History Day Regional Contest

Teacher Information Page


Why Should Your Students Participate in New York History Day?

Students often ask: “Why do I need to learn this?”

History Day answers that question by making history come alive with real world experiences. Students explore local, state, national, and world history through a topic that relates to an annual theme, which requires students think critically and determine their topics’ significance over time. As an inquiry-based, experiential method of teaching social studies, History Day enables students to examine a smaller event, person, or place in history and relate it to the national or international story. Through this avenue of primary and secondary research, students come to their own conclusions about historical significance, and gain a greater understanding of why learning about history is valuable. Educators look for those “Aha!” moments; with History Day, students guide themselves to these revelations.Among many benefits, New York History Day:

  • Provides teachers with an assessment tool that engages students in history and makes them excited about learning
  • Meets New York State Learning Standards in Social Studies and English Language Arts
  • Provides a context for the study of history in students’ lives
  • Bolsters student academic performance in several disciplines, including research techniques, writing skills, historical knowledge, creativity, literacy, communication skills, and college readiness.
  • Gives the possibility of awards at the regional, state, and national levels
  • Showcases student achievement to the larger community

The National History Day program has been authorized by the United States Congress, and is recognized as the nation’s oldest and most highly regarded history program for students in grades six through twelve.

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Thank you for Judging the Long Island History Day 2020 Competition

on Sunday, March 29th at Hofstra University!


You will receive an email in February specifying your judging assignment.  Historical Paper judges will be receiving their Paper Entries by regular mail, so it is very important we have an accurate mailing addresses for all. Website entries will be distributed by email.  Please be sure to provide the email address you most requesntly check regualrly.

On competition day, please be prepared to arrive on campus at 7:45 am for an important orientation and breakfast at 8:15 am in the Plaza Room in the Student Center on North Campus.  Judging will begin promptly at 10:00 am.

Luncheon will be served in the Plaza Room at 12:00 pm.

Run Off judging for Performance and Documentary entries will begin at 2:00 pm.

Thank you for judging this year's competition!  The success of the progam could not be achieved without you!



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