National History Day
NHD District, State and National Contests Update
National History Day in Iowa is dedicated to creating an opportunity for students to showcase their work, get feedback and be recognized within the limitations we have – but first and foremost, we want to keep all NHD Iowa participants safe. Due to the changing nature of the COVID-19 situation, seven district contests, the state contest and the national contest were all moved to a virtual format.
|View NHD Iowa Virtual District Contests Results|
|View NHD Iowa State Contest Results|
The National History Day national office announced that the 2020 NHD National Contest will be hosted in a virtual format (June 14-20) to ensure the safety of participants. For more information on the virtual national contest, project deadlines and submission process, please visit the NHD National Contest website.
About National History Day
National History Day offers year-long academic programs that engage middle- and high-school students in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. Students enter their projects at local and state contests, with top students advancing to the National Contest at the University of Maryland at College Park.
As a participant you will choose a topic relating to the annual theme, apply critical thinking skills, conduct research using primary and secondary sources, analyze and interpret those sources, and create a project to present your findings in a creative way.
The National History Day program includes a progressive contest cycle open to students in grades 6-12 beginning with the district contests in February/March, state contest in April and national contest in June.
Volunteer judges are needed to help evaluate student projects and create a positive experience for Iowa's young historians during district contests across the state (March-April) and at the state contest on April 27, 2020 in Des Moines. All judges will be provided with online training prior to the contest. Volunteers must be 18 or older to participate. Sign up to participate.