History Day is designed for teachers to adapt in their classrooms. Please check with your student's teacher about school-specific information.
- Just getting started on a project can be overwhelming for your student. Make sure they read through our Introducing History Day guide for an overview of the project and guidelines for successfully completing it on time.
- Students usually need about six weeks to complete a quality History Day project. A sample timeline can be found here.
- Consider having your student attend a library research open house, "Hullabaloo," in December or January to get extra help on their project from a History Day staff member or mentor. Dates can be found here and are located throughout the state!
- Extra project help can be found on our Project Resources page. This includes research links, bibliography help, category-specific information and more!
- Entry forms for Regional Events are emailed directly to teachers. Students selected to advance from the school level will be given the forms by their teacher. State entry forms are received at the award ceremony at each Regional event.
- Schedules for the Regional and State competitions will be posted on our Events page one week before the competition. Teachers will also receive an email with a schedule of student judging times. Please check with your student's teacher or check the website to find out times. Students must register the day of the event in case of any last minute time or room changes.
- All projects are open for public viewing at events.
- Directions, technology information, and a timeline of competitions can be found on the Events page.
- At a Regional Event, "State Qualifier" students will receive a medal and a packet of information about the State competition. Honorable Mention students are recognized by the judges for their hardwork and receive a ribbon but are not eligible for the State competition.
- Following a competition, judge comment forms will be mailed back to teachers within two weeks of the event. Teachers will distribute these back to your students.