Important Dates & Times

Friday April 15, 2022 at 2:00 PM
Tuesday May 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM
Tuesday May 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM
Sunday June 12, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Saturday June 18, 2022 at 5:00 PM
Wednesday May 18, 2022 at 12:00 AM
Saturday June 18, 2022 at 3:00 PM
Saturday June 18, 2022 at 5:00 PM

NHD 2022 Contest Rules

 Click the image below to review the new rules for NHD 2021-2022.

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National History Day

National History Day®(NHD) is a non-profit education organization based in College Park, Maryland. NHD offers year-long academic programs that engage over half a million middle- and high-school students around the world annually in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. Since 1974, NHD has continuously improved history education by providing professional development opportunities and curriculum materials for educators. The largest NHD program is the National History Day Contest that encourages more than half a million students around the world to conduct historical research on a topic of their choice. Students enter these projects at the local and affiliate levels, with top students advancing to the National Contest at the University of Maryland at College Park.

For details about the NHD National Contest, visit the NHD website HERE.

Contest Week

Bleachers full of students, teachers, and family members cheering at the National Contest Awards Ceremony.


For details on the NHD National Contest, visit Nhd.Org/Virtual2022.

Group Documentary
Group Exhibit
Group Performance
Group Website
Individual Documentary
Individual Exhibit
Individual Performance
Individual Website

Judging Criteria



For information about each category and to view evaluation sheets, visit our website HERE. 

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