State/Affiliate Contest Awards and Prizes
Tacha Freedom's Award
All students participating in Kansas History Day receive statewide recognition and compete for medals, scholarships, and prizes. Medals are awarded to the top three entries in every category. The top two entries in each category receive an invitation to compete at National History Day in College Park, Maryland, in June.
Special awards and prizes are available to students whose entries address certain historical topics. These are open to students with a topical entries, regardless of how that entry places in category competition, so long as it meets the requirements listed for the award. If it is deemed that there is not an entry that meets the criteria, the award will not be given.
To be considered for a special award at the Kansas History Day State Contest, students must nominate their entry during the online registration process. The nomination must include a description of the entry and how it relates to the award topic. Entries with incomplete nomination information in the online system will not be considered for an award.
Special awards are wonderful ways to recognize student achievement and to help worthy scholars defray the considerable expenses involved with traveling to national competition. If you or your organization would like to sponsor a scholarship — or if you know of an individual, group, or organization which might wish to be a Kansas History Day award sponsor — please contact Tracie Lamb, Kansas History Day Foundation Secretary/Treasurer, at email@example.com.