The National History Day program includes a progressive contest
cycle open to students in grades 6-12. Regional History Day
events are normally held in February or March. Some schools
have a local event prior to the regional event. Regional winners
advance to the state event held at the Wisconsin Historical
Society and the University of Wisconsin - Madison in late April/early
May. State winners advance to the national contest held each
June at the University of Maryland in College Park.
Guide to Competition in Wisconsin
Get the facts on each level of competition for Wisconsin students,
from local events to eligibility for the national contest.
National History Day Contest Rules
Read the rulebook for information on NHD's contest rules and
categories. Wisconsin web site rules
must be downloaded separately.
Regional Event Dates and Contact
Find out where and when your regional event will take place
and learn how to contact your regional coordinator.
Read state event participation guidelines, confirm your registration,
and see the results of past state events.
See past listings of Wisconsin's national finalists and read
the online journals of their experiences at the national contest.