Divisions & Categories
Individual & Group Entries
Students may choose to work as an individual or part of a group. Groups are composed of 2-5 students and may compete in all categories except Historical Paper.
How Projects Advance
Primary Division competes at the local and regional levels only. Top entries in each Junior and Senior Division category advance from each regional contest to the state contest. From state, the top two entries in each category advance to compete at the national competition.
Learn from some of the best projects around, created by students just like you! Check out our Gallery, and then click HERE to view examples of outstanding national-caliber History Day projects, Process Papers, and Bibliographies!
Elizabeth Hinds, of Thomas Edison Charter School North (Logan). 2nd place Junior Individual Exhibit at State, 2014.
In addition to these links, refer to the 2014 NHD Rule Book to learn all the rules for each category.
Ruth and Elizabeth Patterson of Lakeridge Jr. High (Orem), with their award-winning performance at Nationals, 2014: The Dust Bowl: The Years of Responsibility