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THE HISTORYMAKERS DIGITAL ARCHIVE CONTEST

The HistoryMakers K-12 Digital Archive Competition is an effort to foster and support The HistoryMakers’ goals to develop critical primary research skills, deepen the knowledge and understanding of African American history, create innovative African American history curriculum for K-12 learning environments, integrate primary source materials into lesson plans, encourage the integration of new technologies into the classroom, and support the use of oral history interview methods.

Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Eligibility: Teachers and students, grades 5-12, nationwide     

Prizes for Educators:

  1. First Place - Win a free trip to one of The HistoryMakers corporate sponsors’ headquarters, as well as being honored at a special awards luncheon.
  2. Second Place - LCD Projector & The HistoryMakers tote
  3. Third Place - $100 gift certificate to Barnes & Noble & The HistoryMakers tote

Prizes for Students:

  1. First Place - Win a free trip to one of The HistoryMakers corporate sponsors’ headquarters, as well as being honored at a special awards luncheon.
  2. Second Place - $200.00 & The HistoryMakers Certificate of Achievement
  3. Third Place - $100.00 & The HistoryMakers Certificate of Achievement

CLICK HERE for more details

CLICK HERE to submit a proposal for The HistoryMakers Digital Archive Contest.

2016 Winners

6-12th Grade Division

Jalen SpencerFort Hayes Metropolitan Education Center (Columbus, Ohio)

•  1st Place Teacher: Julie Kindinger; TV and Filmmaking Instructor

•  1st Place Student: Jalen Spencer (11th Grade)

K-5th Grade Division

Paige HounselK.B. Polk Center for the Academically Talented and Gifted (Dallas, Texas)

•  1st Place Teacher: Suzanne Kimbrell-Bauer; 5th grade Social Studies Instructor

•  1st Place Student: Paige Hounsel (5th Grade)

2016 Press

Chicago Defender Article

June 19, 2016

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Black Enterprise Article

June 22, 2016

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Awards Luncheon

June 3, 2016

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THE HISTORYMAKERS SCIENCEMAKERS DIGITAL ARCHIVE CONTEST

The HistoryMakers ScienceMakers YouTube Oral History Competition is free and open to any student in grades 5-12, at a full-time U.S. public, private, or home school. A ScienceMaker is an African American who has made a significant impact on the worldwide scientific community, whether as an engineer, college biology professor, seismologist, research chemist, and more. We are looking for YouTube video submissions from studies with two special requirements: a passion for science, and a dream.

Deadline: Thursday, February 28, 2019

Eligibility: Teachers and students, grades 5-12, nationwide              

Prizes: The winning video from each year of the contest will be featured on The HistoryMakers website and YouTube page. The top three videos will also each be awarded cash prizes of:

  1. First Place - $300
  2. Second Place - $200
  3. Third Place - $100

CLICK HERE for more details, and to submit a proposal for The HistoryMakers Digital Archive Contest.