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 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.

Wisconsin has seven 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.

Student Registration Instructions:

Go to: register.nhd.org.
Click "Find Contest."
Scroll down to Wisconsin and select your contest.

Paper Instructions*
Website Instructions*
Documentary, Performance & Exhibit Instructions*

*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. If you do not see your school listed, ask your teacher. Your teacher should contact us.

Regional Contests

For detailed information, check out our contest pages

Madison - UW Madison Campus

Contest Date:Saturday, February 22, 2020
Registration Deadline:

Registration closes Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 11:59 PM(papers and websites are due).

Fee:$10 per student

Milwaukee - UW Milwaukee Campus

Contest Date:Saturday, February 29, 2020
Registration Deadline:

Registration closes Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 11:59 PM (papers and websites are due)

Fee:$10 per student

Eau Claire - UW Eau Claire Campus

Contest Date:Thursday, March 5, 2020
Registration Deadline:

Registration closes Monday, February 17, 2020 at 11:59 PM(papers and websites are due).

Fee:$10 per student

Green Bay - UW Green Bay Campus

Contest Date:Saturday, March 7, 2020
Registration Deadline:

Registration closes February 12, 2020 at 11:59PM (papers and websites are due).

Fee:$10 per student

Stevens Point - UW Stevens Point Campus

Contest Date:Thursday, March 12, 2020
Registration Deadline:

Registration closes Monday, February 24, 2020 at 11:59 PM (papers and websites are due)

Fee:$10 per student

Minocqua - Lakeland Union High School

Contest Date:Saturday, March 21, 2020
Registration Deadline:

Registration closes Monday, March 2, 2020 at 11:59 PM (papers and websites are due)

Fee:$10 per student

La Crosse - UW La Crosse Campus

Contest Date:Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Registration Deadline:

Registration closes TBD (papers and websites are due)

Fee:$5 per student

State Contest - UW Madison Campus

Contest Date:Saturday, April 18, 2020
Registration Deadline:

Registration closes April 1, 2020 at 11:59 PM (papers and websites are due)

Fee:$15 per student

Nationals - University of Maryland Campus

Contest Date:June 14-18, 2020
Registration Deadline:

Registration closes Tuesday, May 19 2020 at 11:59PM ET (10:59 PM Wisconsin Time) (papers and websites are due at this time, too!)

Fee:$150 registration fee per student - with travel, lodging, and food total cost averages $1,000 for a week.
$60 registration fee per teacher
 

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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