Important Dates & Times

Tuesday January 01, 2019 at 6:00 AM
Wednesday February 27, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Saturday March 16, 2019 at 9:00 AM
Saturday March 16, 2019 at 2:30 PM
Saturday March 16, 2019 at 9:00 AM

Contest Expectations

Exhibit, website, and paper judging is closed to the public. 

We will only announce final rounds for Documentary and Performance categories. All other categories (website, paper and exhibit) final rounds will be judged without students present. 

For full rules, see the National History Day Rule Book.

National History Day in Wisconsin

Milwaukee North Regional

This is a new regional as of 2019! It is named "Milwaukee North" because Miloshkesha does not roll off the tongue nicely. Composed of the previous Waukesha Regional, Oshkosh/Sheboygan Regionals, and part of the Milwaukee Regional area, the Milwaukee North Regional will be a fresh start for everyone. A new mix of competitors is always exciting and we hope everyone enjoys the day! Don't get too comfortable at Cedarburg High School, because we are in the process of developing a partnership with a local University to become MKE North's future home.


What to Expect During the Contest?

Are you ready to compete? Don't be nervous! It is meant to be a fun opportunity for you to share your hard work with others. Judges are excited to view your work and want to hear from you!

So you don't forget anything, check our checklist to make sure you are prepared!




Group Documentary
Group Exhibit
Group Performance
Group Website
Individual Documentary
Individual Exhibit
Individual Performance
Individual Website

Judge Criteria


  • 60% — Historical Quality
    • Accuracy
    • Interpret and analyze
    • Place in historical context
    • Shows wide research
    • Strong thesis
    • Balanced—multiple viewpoints
    • Available primary sources used
  • 20% — Relation to Theme
    • Use triumph AND tragedy
    • Demonstrate why topic is significant in history
  • 20% — Clarity of Presentation
    • Use of visual images
    • Process paper and bibliography clearly organized
  • 0% — Quality of Interview
    • Interview is meant for students to share more about their process/research
    • Projects stand alone; extra content can give a competitive advantage. They can share, but you can’t judge what they say over what they completed.




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