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Contests

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, Maryland, 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.

Contest Registration

Teachers, please email nhdi@indianahistory.org or call (317) 233-9559 for registration instructions.

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 – Feb. 25, 2017 
Registration due by Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 11:59 p.m.
Papers due to NHDI office by Tuesday, Feb. 14 at 11:59 p.m.
Websites lock Friday, Feb. 17 at 11:59 p.m.

2017 Contest Results

Central Region Contest

IUPUI, Indianapolis  – March 11, 2017
Registration due by Monday, Feb. 27 at 11:59 p.m.
Papers due by Monday, February 27 at 11:59 p.m.
Websites lock on Friday, March 3 at 11:59 p.m.

2017 Central Contest Guide

IUPUI Campus Map

2017 Contest Results

IPS District Contest

Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis – March 15, 2017
Registration managed internally by NHDI Public Ally
Papers due by Monday, March 6 at 11:59 p.m.
Websites lock on Friday, March 10 at 11:59 p.m.

2017 Contest Results

Southeast Region Contest

Hanover College, Hanover – March 18, 2017
Registration due by Monday, March 6 at 11:59 p.m.
Papers due by Monday, March 6 at 11:59 p.m.
Websites lock on Friday, March 10 at 11:59 p.m.

2017 Contest Results

South Region Contest

Brown County High School, Nashville  – April 1, 2017
Registration due by Monday, March 20 at 11:59 p.m.
Papers due by Monday, March 20 at 11:59 p.m.
Websites lock on Friday, March 24 at 11:59 p.m.

2017 South Contest Guide

2017 Contest Results

Southwest Region Contest

University of Southern Indiana, Evansville – April 8, 2017
Registration due by Monday, March 27 at 11:59 p.m.
Papers due by Monday, March 27 at 11:59 p.m.
Websites lock on Friday, March 31 at 11:59 p.m.

2017 Southwest Contest Results

National History Day in Indiana State Contest

Ivy Tech, Indianapolis Downtown Campus  – May 6, 2017
Registration due by Monday, April 24 at 11:59 p.m.
Papers due by Monday, April 24 at 11:59 p.m.
Websites lock on Friday, April 28 at 11:59 p.m.

2017 State Contest Results

The National Contest for National History Day

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:

Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
Attn. NHDI
450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202