The Kalamazoo Civil War Round Table awards an annual $50 cash prize for the best Civil War-related entry in the Kalamazoo District Michigan History Day Competition.

Michigan History Day is a statewide competition for students in grades 4 through 12. It is part of the National History Day Competition. Participating students create entries reflecting the annual History Day theme. Entries may be papers, presentations, exhibits, websites, or documentaries.

The competition typically takes place on a Saturday in the spring and is held at Western Michigan University. The Kalamazoo Civil War Roundtable Award is given in consultation with the competition's judges. If there are no Civil War-related entries, then the award is not made.

The Historical Society of Michigan is the sponsor of the Michigan History Day Competition. The schedule for the competition, registration information, and district boundaries can be found at the Historical Society of Michigan's website:

The annual theme and rules for the competition can be found at the National History Day website:


2016 Theme: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History
Winners School Program
Annie Thorn Gull Lake High School Clara Barton
Quinn Scheller    
Courtney Pedersen    
2015 Theme: Leadership & Legacy in History
Winner School Program
Linus Resek North Shore Elementary Abraham Lincoln
2014 No Civil War-related entries
2013 Theme: Turning Points in History People, Ideas and Events
Winner School Program
Ben Lewis Gagie Gettysburg: The Turning Point of the War

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