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Sikh History Day 2024

Sikh History Day Competition 2024 (Apply Here)

Informational Slide Show - What, Where, When and How of Sikh History Day Competition

Sikh History Day (SHD) is a program that seeks to ignite a spark among students that will push them to research and educate themselves on Sikh topics. We have an extremely rich history that is begging young scholars to dive head-first into it. What we do is take the general National History Day competition and incentivize young Sikhs to study their own history and enter the competition.

Our Sikh History Day Competitions will take place in the following regions: 209 Region, Bakersfield, Bay, Fresno, and Sacramento. The winners of these will move onto the our Sikh History Day State Finals. The competition will be held using all the requirements and specifications for the National History Day Competition. Thus, our students will be able to enter their already made projects into their county and state National History Day Competitions.

The 2024 theme is Turning Points in History

Need some topic ideas? Click here to explore ideas

There are 3 different categories to participate in: Exhibit, Documentary, and Paper.  Each category 

What are the 3 Categories?


A visual representation of your research and interpretation of your topic’s significance in history.

  • The analysis and interpretation of your topic must be clear and evident to the viewer.
  • Labels and captions should be used creatively with visual images and objects to enhance the message of your exhibit.
  • Students participating in this category often use a trifold poster board to create their project, though the category is not limited to the trifold poster board
  • Exhibit Project Checklist
  • Exhibit Competition Rubric



Reflect your ability to use audiovisual equipment to communicate your topic’s significance.

  • help you develop skills in using photographs, film, video, audio, computers, and graphic presentations.
  • The analysis and interpretation of your topic must be clear and evident to the viewer.
  • Your presentation should include primary source materials and also must be an original production.
  • To produce a documentary, you must have access to equipment and be able to operate it.
  • Documentary Project Checklist
  • Documentary Competition Rubric



A paper is the traditional form of presenting historical research.

  • Various types of creative writing (for example, fictional diaries, poems, etc.) are permitted, but must conform to all general and category rules.
  • The analysis and interpretation of your topic must be clear and evident to the viewer.
  • Your paper should be grammatically correct and well written.
  • Paper Project Checklist
  • Paper Competition Rubric

Last Year's Sikh History Day:

Debate and Diplomacy in History

We had 12 amazing projects submitted! Thank you to all of our young Sikholars for participating in our virtual, statewide competition and sharing your knowledge with us.

Exhibit Competition

Paper Competition

Documentary Competition 



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  • Lyly 19
    commented 2024-04-25 01:42:17 -0700
    I like history competitions. In these competitions, you will learn more about history.