Welcome to the Missouri Southern State University (Joplin) Regional Contest

Important Dates & Times

Welcome to History Day 2020 at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, MO!

History day at MSSU will be on Friday, March 6th, 2020

The coordinator for this year's contest is Bill Fischer, Assistant Professor of History at MSSU.

Contact Bill via e-mail at Fischer-W@mssu.edu

This year's theme is Breaking Barriers in History

Read more about the theme here

Download the official History Day rules here


Registration is now open! Begin by going to "Create Account" then choosing "teacher" or "student" above.


Registration CLOSES at 11:59pm on February 1st.



Websites must be created using NHD web central: https://www.nhd.org/nhdwebcentral


Historical Papers Deadline: Postmarked by February 21st, Hand-Delivered by February 24th

PLUS: E-mail a copy to me (fischer-w@mssu.edu) in Word, PDF, or RTF format by 4:30pm on the 25th.


Deadline for ALL Process Papers and Annotated Bibliographies: Postmarked by February 21st, Hand-Delivered by February 24th (by 4:30pm, Webster Hall room 234)


Websites Deadline: (go to https://www.nhd.org/nhdwebcentral) must be uploaded and finished by February 21st

(Note- the process paper and annotated bibliography for websites do not count toward the 1200-word limit in the rules)



ALL papers (historical, annotated bibliographies, process papers) must be mailed in triplicate, that is, THREE COPIES EACH.



Day of the Contest – March 6th, 2020

All times approximate- subject to change with warning

Exhibits must be set up by 8:30am

Opening Ceremony begins at 8:30am

Judging in most categories begins by 9am

Awards ceremony begins approximately 3:00-3:30pm, concludes approximately 4:00-4:30pm


Missouri State History Day                 April 25, 2020 – University of Missouri, Columbia


National History Day                           June 14-18, 2020 – University of Maryland, College Park


Mail or hand-deliver all papers to:


William Fischer, History Day Coordinator

Missouri Southern State University

3950 E. Newman Road

Joplin, MO 64801-1595


Greetings, Students. To register, click on the "Create Account" drop-down menu above.

You must indicate your teacher during registration, so teachers must register first!


Registration Opens November 1st


Websites Must be created using NHD Web Central: https://www.nhd.org/nhdwebcentral


Greetings, Teachers. To register, click the "Register" drop-down menu above.

Teachers must register before students can register.


Registration Opens November 1st




Judge information coming soon.



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