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National History Day in Colorado

Contest Information

National History Day in Colorado is a an academic curriculum meant to enrich students’ learning. While we encourage students to participate in contests, we do not require it. Should a student decide to compete, he/she must work through his or her teacher and compete at the regional level. Regional winners then advance to State, and State winners advance to Nationals.

See the Contest Flowchart

  • Junior Division (grades 6-8)
  • Senior Division (grades 9-12)

*In each division, students may participate as individuals or in groups of two to five.

Regional Contests

Important! Students must first compete in their regional contests, held throughout Colorado in early spring. Regional winners are then eligible to attend the National History Day in Colorado State Contest. Click here to find out when and where your nearest regional contest will take place.

State Contest

National History Day in Colorado, typically held in late spring, gives regional winners the opportunity to compete on a broader level. First and second place winners in the state contest are eligible to attend the National History Day competition in June. Click here to find out more about the state competition.

National History Day

Typically held in June, this event is the culmination of the year's research and practice. Individuals and teams from around the country converge for four days of competition. Click here to find out how to qualify for the national competition.