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History Day Contests

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 27, 2016
Contest Results

Central Region Contest

IUPUI, Indianapolis - March 12, 2016
Contest Results

IPS District Contest

Arsenal Technical High School, Indianapolis - March 15, 2016
Contest Results

Southwest Region Contest

University of Southern Indiana, Evansville - April 2, 2016
Contest Results

South Region Contest

Brown County High School, Nashville - April 9, 2016
Contest Results

National History Day in Indiana State Contest

Ivy Tech, Indianapolis Downtown Campus - April 23, 2016
Contest Results
Complete Finals List
Special Prize Winners

The Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest

June 12 through 16, 2016, at the University of Maryland, College Park
Registration closes May 17, 2016, 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