Contest Day is an exciting and generally long day! Students arrive for registration between 7:30 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. and the day concludes with the awards ceremony that usually ends around 3:30 p.m.
What to Bring: Students must bring four copies of all paperwork unless they have created Websites. For those participating in the Documentary category, bring your DVD and/or thumb drive and, if you can, bring a laptop as a backup.
Between meeting other NHD students, checking out the projects and hanging out with old and new friends, you might want to consider bringing along:
*A book or other reading material
*A game or playing cards
*In addition, at some venues there may be some entertainment options like a movie.
The Food Situation: You’re probably going to get hungry. We suggest packing a lunch or snacks. In addition, the contest in Hartford has a variety of restaurants within a reasonable walking distance. For the other Regions, a number of restaurants are located a short drive from the contest site. At some venues, there may be food for sale. A list of restaurants will be provided to you in your information packet that you will receive on the day of the contest.
The Wi-Fi Situation: For those bringing laptops or other electronic devices, please be advised we cannot guarantee Wi-Fi service.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.