A History Day Timeline
- Students select their topics (this step requires some time and research)
- Students conduct their research, gathering both secondary and primary sources
- Students analyze the evidence they have collected, begin to draw conclusions
- Students draft the content of their project
- Students create their projects, which present their research, analysis, and conclusions
- Students write Annotated Bibliography and Process Paper
- Teachers, be sure to contact your local History Day Coordinator and let them know you plan to participate. Click here to find your local coordinator.
- Students begin by competing at the local level. Depending upon where you live and the school you attend, your first contest may be hosted at your school and/or school district. Top entries from school and/or district contests then advance to a regional contest. If you have questions about which contest serves you, please contact us.
- Registration opens January 1 for district and regional competitions. Click here for dates and registration deadlines.
- To register, click here.
- District and Regional competitions held in February-March.
- State competition held in April. Open to Junior and Senior age divisions. Click here for state contest information.
- National History Day Competition at the University of Maryland in College Park (Washington D.C.)!