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History Day students show off their work to volunteer judges and the public at district, state and national competitions. Judges use evaluation sheets as a rubric to compare student projects and determine which finalists become eligible for the next level of competition.

Students enter projects into the first level of official NHD competition at regional contests around the state. Finalists from each contest are invited to compete at the NHDI State Contest, where the top winners in the Junior and Senior divisions (grades six through 12) become eligible to compete at The Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest in College Park, Md., in June.

Sign up to judge for an NHDI contest here! Teachers who judge for NHDI contests will be eligible for PGP credit from the Indiana Historical Society.

The entry fee for participating in NHD Indiana contests is $10 per student. Click here for more details on payments.

All times are Eastern Time.

North Region Contest

St. Mary's College, Notre Dame - February 25, 2017

Central Region Contest

IUPUI, Indianapolis - March 11, 2017

IPS District Contest

Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis - March 15, 2017

Southeast Region Contest

Hanover College, Hanover - March 18, 2017

South Region Contest

Brown County High School, Nashville - April 1, 2017

Southwest Region Contest

University of Southern Indiana, Evansville - April 8, 2017

National History Day in Indiana State Contest

Ivy Tech, Indianapolis Downtown Campus - May 6, 2017

The Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest

June 11 through 15, 2017, at the University of Maryland, College Park
Registration closes May 16, 2017, at 11:59 p.m.

Papers should be emailed in PDF format to nhdi@indianahistory.org or mailed to the following address by the above due dates:

Indiana Historical Society
450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202