Wisconsin Historical Society

National History Day - Contests

  • National History Day events are held each spring in every region of Wisconsin. Below you'll find registration, dates, and contact information for your region.

 

About NHD Contest

National History Day events are held each spring in every region of Wisconsin. Below you'll find registration, dates, and contact information for your region.

Wisconsin has eight National History Day regions based on county groupings. Your region is based on your school's location. Each region has a sponsoring institution and a regional coordinator, who coordinates the regional contest as well as provides an additional level of support to participating teachers.

*Paper and Website entries are due on the registration deadline listed below for each contest.

Limit of 5 entries per category/division per school. Contact historyday@wisconsinhistory.org to learn what regional your school should attend.

Regional Contests

For detailed information, check out our contest pages

Madison - UW Madison Campus

Contest Date:Saturday, February 23, 2019
Registration Deadline:

Registration closes Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 11:59 PM (papers and websites are due)

Fee:$10 per student

Green Bay - UW Green Bay Campus

Contest Date:Saturday, March 2, 2019
Registration Deadline:

Registration closes Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 11:59 PM (papers and websites are due)

Fee:$10 per student

Eau Claire - UW Eau Claire Campus

Contest Date:Thursday, March 7, 2019
Registration Deadline:

Registration closes Monday, February 18, 2019 at 11:59 PM (papers and websites are due)

Fee:$10 per student

Milwaukee - UW Milwaukee Campus

Contest Date:Saturday, March 9, 2019
Registration Deadline:

Registration closes Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 11:59 PM (papers and websites are due)

Fee:$10 per student

Stevens Point - UW Stevens Point Campus

Contest Date:Thursday, March 14, 2019
Registration Deadline:

Registration closes Monday, February 25, 2019 at 11:59 PM (papers and websites are due)

Fee:$10 per student

Milwaukee North - Cedarburg High School

Contest Date:Saturday, March 16, 2019
Registration Deadline:

Registration closes Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 11:59 PM (papers and websites are due)

Fee:$10 per student

Minocqua - Lakeland Union High School

Contest Date:Saturday, March 23, 2019
Registration Deadline:

Registration closes Tuesday, March 5, 2019 at 11:59 PM (papers and websites are due)

Fee:$10 per student

La Crosse - UW La Crosse Campus

Contest Date:Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Registration Deadline:

Registration closes Friday, March 15 at noon (papers and websites are due)

Fee:$5 per student

State - UW Madison Campus

Contest Date:Saturday, April 13, 2019
Registration Deadline:

Registration closes March 29, 2019 at 11:59 PM (papers and websites are due)

Fee:$15 per student

Nationals - University of Maryland Campus

Contest Date:June 9-13, 2019
Registration Deadline:

Registration closes May TBD at 10:59 PM (papers and websites are due)

Fee:$150 registration fee per student - with travel, lodging, and food total cost averages $1,000 for a week.
 

Please note: * Entry limit refers to the number of entries that each school is allowed to send to the regional contest per category in each division. For example, in the exhibit category, a school is allowed to send 5 Junior Individual Exhibits, 5 Junior Group Exhibits, 5 Senior Individual Exhibits, and 5 Senior Group Exhibits, etc.

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