Massachusetts District and State Competitions
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District Competitions 2019 

Greater Boston


District Coordinator: Paula Sampson
Sunday, March 3rd 2019
Stoneham Middle School, 101 Central Street, Stoneham MA 02180

Central West

District Coordinator: James Sunderland
Saturday, March 2nd 2019
Quabbin Regional High School, 800 South St, Barre MA 01005


South Shore


District Coordinator: Leah Cardullo
Saturday, March 2nd 2019
Foxborough High School, 120 South St, Foxborough MA 02035

North Shore
District Coordinator: Kate Melchior
Sunday, March 3rd 2019

Beverly High School, 100 Sohier Rd, Beverly MA 01915

State Contest

State Coordinator: Kate Melchior
Saturday, April 6th 2019
Winchester High School, 80 Skillings Rd, Winchester MA 01890



2019 Registration Deadlines and Lockouts 

Please contact your regional or state coordinator with any questions or concerns (see above for contact information). 


Districts


Monday, February 11th 2019: Registration deadline

Friday, February 22nd 2019
: Registration payment due*

Wednesday, February 20th 2019 by 11:59pm: Historical Paper submission deadline (uploaded here to your registration profile)

Wednesday, February 20th 2019 at 11:59pm: Website lockout, be sure to publish your website!

States

Monday, March 18th 2019: Registration Deadline

Friday, March 29th 2019: Registration payment due*

Wednesday, March 27th 2019 by 11:59 PM
: Historical Paper submission deadline (uploaded here to your registration profile)
Note: The version from your district competition will automatically be submitted unless you upload a newer version with any edits before this date.

Wednesday, March 27th 2019 by 11:59: Website lockout, be sure to publish your website again if you have made any changes!

*This deadline does not apply to schools who are paying for student registration fees.
**If you run into any difficulties or if it this fee is a barrier for participation, please contact State Coordinator Kate Melchior

2019 District Competition Assignments 

In order to address increasingly imbalanced MHD districts, this year the MHD Team has decided to experiment with assigned regional districts. These assignments are based on location, school size, and average number of competing projects.  Below see our current assignments based on last year's competition.  If you do not see your school or hometown listed below, please contact the State Coordinator to find out where to register.

 

We hope that this reshuffling will result in more balanced student competition, shorter and smoother competition days, and a more positive experience for students overall.  At the end of this test-run year, we will be asking for your feedback and suggestion!  In the meantime, if please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.

 Greater Boston
 Central West
 South Shore
 North Shore
 

Arlington

Belmont

Boston
Braintree

Cambridge

Everett

Lynn

Medford

Malden
North Quincy

North Reading

Somerville

Stoneham

Winthrop
Needham (Monsignor Haddad)
 

Ashburnham

Bedford

Fitchburg

Littleton

Springfield

Westford

Weston

Worcester







 

Ashland

Brockton

Foxborough

Hingham

Mansfield

Medfield

Norton

Norwood

Plymouth

West Bridgewater





 

Lexington

Hamilton

Newbury

Revere

Rockport

Saugus

Tyngsborough

Winchester
Needham Public Schools








Paper and Website Submission Instructions 


Papers


● Papers must be formatted as .PDF or Word.doc or Word.docx ONLY, NOT .txt, .pub, or .pages files.

● Each paper must be submitted as a single, complete entry (e.g. do NOT email the cover page, body of paper, and bibliography as separate files. All elements of each paper should all be included in one document.)

● Please ask students to name their paper documents with their last name, division, paper. For example: Lastname-SR.pdf. or Lastname-JR.doc.

● Please make sure your division (Junior or Senior) is on the front cover!

Websites


Websites MUST be created using the nhd.weebly portal! The process is easy and free. Websites created at other locations will not be entered in the competition!

● Your URL should look something like http://37408014.nhd.weebly.com. Each NHD website has an automatically generated identification number that is 8 numbers long. You should NOT have any letters in your URL, nor should you be able to pick what goes into your URL.

● If the address between http:// and nhd.weebly.com is not a string of 8 numbers, but instead asks you to create a custom URL like http://lincolndouglassdebates.weebly.com, you can easily convert it.

● If you registered for a regular Weebly account you can convert it to a NHD Weebly automatically. Simply use your Username and Password to login through http://nhd.weebly.com and click the "Convert" button when prompted. This will switch your Weebly account over to a NHD Weebly and assign you a new URL with the correct 8-digit format.

● PUBLISH YOUR WEBPAGE! When you've finished making your edits for the day, do not forget to publish your website! You will find the Publish Now button in the upper right-hand corner. Remember to publish your website each and every time you edit your site - and make sure you've published your site before your local contest lock-out dates, or you may be disqualified from participating in the contest!





 

 

 


                                       
Last Updated: Jun 25, 2018