History Alive

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Submit a Project (Open January 15 – February 15)

Junior Category: ages 8-12 (at the time of submission)

Senior Category: ages 13 – 17 (at the time of submission)

If you work as a team, the oldest person determines your category.

The Process

Create a video teaching us about a historical person or event.

You could create a documentary type video or film yourself or your group performing a play. An individual monologue would work for this.

Videos should be three to ten minutes in length.

Your video should end with a bibliography and a thank you to those who helped and how they helped.

The Submission

You will submit a link to an online video of your presentation when you pay your application fee. Submissions will be viewable by everyone. Content must be appropriate for all audiences. I have the right to refuse to post your submission based on content without refund.

The Judging


  • Well-chosen topic,  New point of view,  Production and production techniques,  Titles
  • Hint: A well-chosen topic is specific or unique.
  • Thoughtfulness of execution,  Clear,   Showing the time and effort put in, Bibliography shows research was done (look for primary sources!)
Educational content (teach us) 
  • Historical content, Accurate portrayals,  Meaningful

Script Content

  • Well written,  Topical,  Interesting format,  Meets length requirement, Engaging

Visual content 

  • Quality of images and sound, Care in costumes and set,  Techniques used,  Titles and headings, Engaging

Each category 20 points