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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.

Click here for the Complete Guide to Virtual Projects

In a change from previous years, all projects are due by the registration deadline. 

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.

 

Student Registration Instructions:

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

Virtual Contest Dates:Feb. 3 - Feb. 12, 2021
Registration Deadline:

Teachers: Jan. 14, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Students: Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 at 5:00 PM (all projects are due).

Fees and registration details:$10 - Click here to register.

La Crosse

Virtual Contest Dates:Feb. 3 - Feb. 12, 2021
Registration Deadline:

Teachers: Jan. 14, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Students: Monday, Jan. 25, 2021 at 5:00 PM (all projects are due).

Fees and registration details:No Fee - Click here to register.

Stevens Point

Virtual Contest Dates:Mar. 3 - Mar. 12, 2021
Registration Deadline:

Teachers: Feb. 18, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Students: Monday, Feb. 22 at 5:00 PM (all projects due)

Fees and regsitration details:$10 - Click here to register.

Green Bay

Virtual Contest Dates:Mar. 3 - Mar. 12, 2021
Registration Deadline:

Teachers: Feb. 18, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Students: Monday, February 22 at 5:00 PM (all projects are due).

Fees and registration details:$10 - Click here to register.

 

Eau Claire

Virtual Contest Dates:Mar. 3 - Mar. 12, 2021
Registration Deadline:

Teachers: Feb. 18, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Students: Monday, February 22 at 5:00 PM (all projects are due).

Fees and registration details:$10 - Click here to register.

 

Minocqua

Virtual Contest Date:Mar. 17 - Mar. 26, 2021
Submission Deadlines:

Teachers: Feb. 25, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Students: Monday March 8 at 5:00 PM (all projects are due)

Fees and regstration details:$10 - Click here to register.

 

Milwaukee North

Virtual Contest Dates: Mar. 17 - Mar. 26, 2021
Submission Deadlines:

Teachers: Feb. 25, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Students: Monday March 8 at 5:00 PM (all projects are due)

Fees and registration details:$10 - Click here to register.

 

Milwaukee

Virtual Contest Dates:Apr. 7 - Apr. 16, 2021
Submission Deadline:

Teachers: Mar. 4, 2021 at 5:00 PM

Students: Monday, March 29 at 5:00 PM (all projects are due)

Fees and registration details:$10 - Click here to register.

 

State

Virtual Contest Dates:Apr. 28 - May 10, 2021
Registration Deadline:Registration closes Monday April 19 at 5:00 PM (all projects are due) 
Fee:$15 - Click here to register.

National Contest Details

The National contest takes place in College Park, Maryland in June of 2021. No decision has been made whether it will be in-person or virtual.

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