Omaha District Contest
Friday, March 3, 2023
Click on the button
to register whether
you are a student, teacher,
Opens Monday, December 12 Monday, January 2
Closes Friday, February 17
Closes Friday, February 24
11:59 PM (Central)
ALL written components (for all categories)
must be submitted in advance (Feb 24), as well as, projects for historical paper and documentary. Websites will automatically lock by the submission deadline. Exhibits and Performance projects will be shown only the day of the contest.
ATTENTION TEACHERS! If you are participating for the first time, you will need to contact the state office at firstname.lastname@example.org BEFORE you try to register in order to have your school added into the system. If you are unsure, please check the list below to see which schools are currently in our system.
Both new and returning teachers need to have a completed registration prior to any students registering. In previous years, returning teachers were able to reuse their accounts. We have discontinued this practice. Teachers and students will be required to create a new account each contest year.
Feel free to create an account with the same username and password each year. All teacher data will be wiped from the system at the start of each contest year, so you do not need to be concerned with accidentally creating duplicate accounts or having students register under various duplicate teacher accounts.
If you forget your password, you can click the “Forgot My Password” button or you can email the state office at email@example.com to reset it.
Thank you for your cooperation and your involvement in Nebraska National History Day!
Here are the schools that are currently in our system:
Alice Buffett Magnet Middle School
Bellevue Mission Middle School
Elkhorn Grandview Middle School
Elkhorn Ridge Middle School
Elkhorn South High School
Elkhorn Valley View Middle School
G Stanley Hall Elementary School
Gretna High School
La Vista Middle School
Lewis and Clark Middle School (Bellevue)
Lewis and Clark Middle School (Omaha)
Marian High School
Mary Our Queen School
Mercy High School
Monroe Middle School
Omaha Christian Academy
Omaha North Magnet High School
Platteview Central Junior High School
Ralston High School
Ralston Middle School
Skutt Catholic High School
St. Cecilia Cathedral School
St. Margaret Mary School
St. Robert Bellarmine School
Westside High School
Westside Middle School
Registration Fee: $15.00 per student
Due February 24
The registration fee includes a Subway boxed lunch of
sandwich, chips, cookie and bottled water.
During registration students can select a cheese/vegetarian sandwich in observance of Lent.
Checks from individuals or schools can be sent to:
Metropolitan Community College
Attn: Student Accts/Natl History Day
PO Box 3777
Omaha, NE 68103
Make checks out to: Metropolitan Community College
(note National History Day in the memo line)
Please include the invoice.
Pay through PayPal for one individual student
Douglas County Museum Award: Sponsored by the Douglas County Museum, this award pertains to any NHD entry that features a historical connection to Douglas County, its communities, and their people. The Douglas County Museum Award will be given to the best entry in either the Paper, Documentary, Performance, Website or Exhibit categories in the Junior or Senior division. The prize will be a tote, a pen, and an annual Douglas County Museum membership.
Great Plains Black History Museum Award: Sponsored by the Great Plains Black History Museum, this award pertains to any NHD entry that focuses on local African Americans. NHD individual or group entries must include local black figures prominent in Nebraska history to be eligible. The winner will receive a Great Plains Black History Museum hat and t-shirt and a copy of the book In Their Own Image.
Joslyn Art Museum Award: Sponsored by Joslyn Art Museum, this award pertains to any NHD entry that features artwork or an artist. The Joslyn Art Museum Award will be given to the best National History Day Omaha District entry in either the Paper, Documentary, Performance, Website, or Exhibit categories in either the junior or senior division. The prize will be the recently published European Paintings and Sculpture from Joslyn Art Museum, a richly illustrated book reexamining 100 works from the collection that date from the late 13th to the early 20th century.
Sarpy County Museum Award: Sponsored by the Sarpy County Museum, this award pertains to any NHD entry that features an historical connection to Sarpy County, its communities and their people. The National History Day Sarpy County Museum Award will be given to the best National History Day Omaha District entry in either the Paper, Documentary, Performance, Website, or Exhibit categories in either the junior or senior division. The prize will be an annual Sarpy County Museum membership and a T-shirt.
Schwalb Center Awards:
For more details about Schwalb Center scholarships please contact Dr. Jeannette Gabriel at the Schwalb Center at firstname.lastname@example.org and 402-554-2788.
Middle East, Israel or Jewish History Award: This award pertains to any NHD entry (in any category or division) that features Israel, Jewish or Middle East History. The winner will receive $250 in prize money.
The Sokolof Essay Award: This award pertains to the best historical paper about Israel. This winner will receive $250 in prize money.
Note: The Schwalb Center and the Nebraska Jewish Historical Society will work with teachers and students who are interested in shaping History Day entries about Israel, Jewish or Middle East History. Both organizations are prepared to assist teachers and students identify and access archival records and collections at the Nebraska Jewish Historical Society and the University of Nebraska Archives that would be relevant to their research topic.
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