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2018 History Fair Contest and Event Dates

Winter Break Work-Out for Students

Thursday, January 4, 2018 / Chicago History Museum

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Re-Boot for History Fair Teachers (aka, Advanced Methods)

Saturday, January 13, 2018 / Chicago History Museum


History Fair PALOOZA

Saturday, January 20, 2018 / Harold Washington Library


History Fair PALOOzA

Saturday, February 3, 2018 / University of Illinois at Chicago-Daley Library


Senior Suburban History Fair

Saturday, February 24, 2018 / Niles North High School

Registration due for all projects – February 14
Website lockdown – February 20
Papers due at HF office – February 24 (or, may submit at the contest)

Senior City History Fair

Saturday, March 3, 2018 / UIC, Student Center

Registration due for all projects – February 21
Website lockdown – February 27
Papers due at office – March 3 (may submit at the contest)

Junior Metro History Fair

Saturday, April 7, 2018 / Lane Tech High School

Registration due for all projects – March 20
Website lockdown – March 21
Papers due at HF office – March 22
Morning Session:  School Names, A-Li
Afternoon Session: School Names, Lo-Z
(I.E. Powell or Edison Park; religious affiliations use name of the person, such as St. Mary, Pope Francis)

Senior Metro Finals History Fair

Thursday, April 12, 2018 / Chicago History Museum

Registration due for all projects – preregistered
Website revisions lockdown – April 5
Papers due at HF office – April 4

Finalists Awards Ceremony

Sunday, April 29, 2018 / Chicago History Museum


Illinois History Day

Thursday, May 3, 2018 /Springfield, Prairie Capital Convention Center


National History Day

June 10-14, 2018 / University of Maryland, College Park

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