This page is dedicated to recognizing the outstanding achievements of student historians throughout the History Fair season!
All projects (Junior and Senior Divisions) that have been selected to advance to the Illinois History Day state contest will be posted here on Saturday, April 3. Congratulations to ALL of our participating students this year!
Junior Division projects advancing to IHD State Contest
Senior Division projects advancing to IHD State Contest
Information will be sent via email directly to students (and their teachers) who have been selected to advance to IHD State Contest. Students will be able to edit their submissions through April 21 in preparation for the State Contest.
Students may now view their evaluations directly in zFairs!
- Sign into the CMHF zFairs page with the username and password that you created during registration.
- Click the “Evals” button in the zFairs menu
- You may need to click into one or more judging rounds to see all of your evaluations
- If you cannot find two judge evaluations for your project, contact us! In most cases this is just a glitch with the system giving you access to the evaluations.
- CMHF Staff will be sending PDF copies of evaluations directly to teachers soon.
Projects advancing to Illinois History Day will be able to update their projects for the state contest before April 21. Full instructions will be sent to all advancing students and teachers!
Students of the Week
For the 2021 season, CMHF recognized students who have shown their resilience, hard work, research skills, and enthusiasm throughout this History Fair season! We are proud of you, students! Student of the Week has now concluded for the 2021 season – check back next year for more amazing students!
All students have granted permission to use their names and photographs on our site. Are you a student or parent who would like to correct your information on this site or request to be removed? Contact us and we will respond to your request as quickly as possible!
Students who compete in the CMHF Regional contests may self-nominate their project for one or more of our History Fair in Action awards! Awards are a great way to allow more people to see your project, look great on school applications, and include cash prizes for students! Check out our Theme and Topics page for topic suggestions to get started!
- History in my Backyard Award: Projects that incorporate the student’s own identity, family, or neighborhood.
- Power of the People Award: Projects that highlight activism or organized protest for social justice and equity.
- United We Stand Award: Projects that focus on local/community organizations, especially in Chicago.
Check back here often as these awards could be changed or new awards added.