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National History Day in Colorado


Nomination for Special Awards

Students may self-nominate their entries for the 2017 contest as part of their registration process.

Note: For entries in the Documentary category only, if you wish to be considered for a special award, we ask that you submit a copy of your documentary( link to an online host site like YouTube), process paper, and annotated bibliography ahead of time so the special awards judges can review it before the contest. Check your State Contest paperwork for due dates.

2017 Special Awards List – National History Day in Colorado

Award

Criteria

Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave Award

for the best project on Buffalo Bill or related topic

Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at BYU Award

for the best junior and senior entries on Western History

Coloradans for Responsibile Energy Development (CRED) Award 

for the best project on oil and gas development

Colorado League of Women Voters Award

for the project best associated with protecting Voting Rights

Colorado Lt. Governor's Office Award

for the best group project on Colorado History

Colorado National History Day African American Heritage Award

for the best project on African American heritage

Colorado National History Day Hispanic Heritage Award

for the best project on Hispanic heritage

CU Denver CLAS Public Health Award

for the best project associated with public health

CU Denver History Department Award

for the best use of primary sources in a paper in the junior and senior division

Denver Posse of Westerners Award

for the best senior paper on Colorado History

Forney Museum of Transportation Award

for the best exhibit on Transportation History

* ​Frances Wisebart Jacobs Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Award

for the best project based on the American's Creed (student must submit essay)

Governor's Residence Preservation Fund Award

for the best project addressing Civic Leadership in Colorado

History Colorado Center Award

for the best individual project on Colorado History in the junior and senior division

Honor Bell Foundation Award

for the best website or documentary illustrating an extraordinary Veteran or active duty serviceperson in the junior and senior division

LGBT History in Colorado Award

for the best project on LGBT issues

Mizel Institute Award

for the best project on Jewish History

Molly Brown Activism Award

for the best project addressing Molly Brown's legacy

Norma Walker Award

for the best website, documentary, or paper on Women in Government

Rocky Mountain PBS Award

for the best Colorado themed documentary

Teaching with Primary Sources at Metropolitan State University of Denver Award

for the best use of Library of Congress Resources

Telecommunications History Group Award

for the best project on Technology or Communications History

The Center of the American West Prize

for the best junior and senior paper in Western History

The Colorado Geographic Alliance Award

for the best use of geography in a History Day project in a junior and senior project

The Optimist Club of Denver, Monaco South Award

for the most creative junior and group exhibits in the junior and senior divisions


* for the Frances Wisebart Jacobs Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Award, students must submit a brief statement explaining how their project relates to the values and ideals in the American's Creed:
"I believe in the United States of America as a government of the people,by the people, for the people:  whose just powers are derived from the consent of the governed:  a democracy in a republic;  a sovereign nation of many sovereign states: a perfect union, one and inseparable;  established upon those principles of freedom, equality, justice and humanity for which American patriots sacrificed their lives and fortunes."​  ​