In celebration of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West’s centennial year, the Center hosted a Centennial History Contest. The contest theme was Taking a Stand in History in the American West and students could compete in three categories: paper (essay), website, or documentary.
We targeted the contest to high school students in the Big Horn Basin—both public school and homeschool students. Entries were judged in three areas: Historical Quality, Relation to the Theme, and Clarity of Presentation.
We received wonderful entries for the Centennial History Contest that made the judging difficult for our panel of judges. The Center awarded $500 to each of the category winners and an additional $500 for the best overall entry.
We celebrate all of the students’ hard work, creativity, and passion for history!
The winners of our Centennial History Contest are:
Paper Category, 1st Place & Grand Prize Winner:
- Emily Hollingshead, Annie Oakley: Little Sure Shot Aims for Equality—How Annie Oakley Advocated for Women’s Rights with Her Own Twist
- CLICK HERE TO READ EMILY’S PAPER
Website Category, 1st Place:
- Trisha Tamblyn, Bringing the Sun Dance to Light
Documentary Category, 1st Place:
- Matthew Dimsey and Victoria Ransom, Caroline Lockhart