College Park, MD – More than 2,700 top middle and high school students from the across the country will showcase their original research and deliver their award-winning presentations at the 2011 Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest, June 13-16 at the University of Maryland.

Students will compete in five different project categories, including performance, documentary, website, research paper and exhibit. The theme for this year’s competition is “Debate & Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, Consequences.” More than 300 historians and other education professionals will evaluate the projects, from the junior and senior divisions, and the winners will be announced June 16.

Schedule of Events

Monday, June 13
10 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Judging , Public Viewing of Junior Division Exhibits, Documentaries and Performances (Semi-Finals), University of Maryland College Park, Stamp Student Union, Grand Ballroom

Tuesday, June 14
10 a.m. – 9 p.m. – Judging, Public Viewing of Senior Division Exhibits, Documentaries and Performances (Semi-Finals), University of Maryland College Park, Stamp Student Union, Grand Ballroom

5 – 10 p.m. – Junior Performance and Documentary (Finals), University of Maryland College Park, Stamp Student Union

Wednesday, June 15
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.  – Senior Performance and Documentary (Finals), University of Maryland College Park, Stamp Student Union

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Public Viewing of Junior and Senior Exhibits (Finals), University of Maryland College Park, Stamp Student Union

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. – “National History Night” Reception, National Museum of American History, 1400 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.

Thursday, June 16
8:30 a.m.  – 12 p.m. – Awards Ceremony, University of Maryland College Park, Cole Field House

More information about the National History Day Contest can be found by visiting: www.nhd.org/Contest.htm.