A Presidential History Challenge White House At Bat!

The Challenge

Your task is to create a storyboard for a 50-second video that examines the Constitutional powers of the president, focuses on decision-making in the White House, and considers how executive decisions were influenced by and impacted the diverse constituencies that make up the American citizenry.

The Prize

Your project will be produced for the big screen at a major league baseball game at Nationals Park and showcased online. Each winning project will receive a $1,000 scholarship!

Imagine...thousands of fans at Nationals Park, waiting to be informed and entertained by your creative genius: all in less than one minute! As an up-and-coming historian, it's a formidable task. Are you ready to take the challenge?

The Deadline

Submissions must be received by February 24, 2017.

White House at Bat: A Presidential History Challenge

The United States Constitution provides the president of the United States with significant responsibilities and authorities and the American people elect the chief executive that they believe will make the best decisions on their behalf. As Harry Truman famously declared – the buck stops at the president’s desk.

For years, the Washington Nationals’ famed Racing Presidents have charmed fans at Nationals Park and throughout the Washington, D.C. community. More than mascots, they remind us of the important presence of the president not only in the nation’s capital, but also throughout America’s storied past.

The White House Historical Association and its partner the Washington Nationals are proud to present a program for high school students in the D.C. metropolitan area. Five winning entries will be shared with the audience during a Washington Nationals baseball game at Nationals Park, at a school assembly with the Racing Presidents, and showcased online. The winners will also be invited to an award reception at the White House Historical Association on Lafayette Square, together with their families, teachers, and school principals.

The White House Historical Association + Washington Nationals

Since 1961, the non-profit, non-partisan White House Historical Association has reached millions with its publications, website, media productions and lecture programs. Each year, the Association serves thousands of students in the Washington metropolitan area.

The Washington Nationals are committed to enhancing the quality of life for citizens in the Washington, D.C. region. Their primary focus is on initiatives that honor military families, encourage youth participation in baseball and softball, and support K-12 education.