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National History Day in Colorado

Regional Contests

2017 Regional Contests and Coordinators

Students must register & compete in one of the fourteen regional contests ​before qualifying for the State Contest. For more information and to register for the regional contest nearest you, please contact​ the coordinator listed below.

Aurora: March 18
Registration Deadline: February 28
Papers and Website Entries Due: March 3
Jessica Lira, Regional Coordinator

Boulder County Regionals: April 8
Registration deadline: March 10
Papers and Website Entries Due: March 22
Marlys Lietz, Regional Coordinator
6500 Arapahoe 
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: 720-561-5149

Central Plains Regionals: March 31
Registration Deadline: March 2

Papers and Website Entries Due: March 7
Ryan Clark, Regional Coordinator
Karval High School
17464 County Rd 29
Karval, CO 80823

Colorado Charter Schools Regionals: March 25

Registration Deadline: March 11

Papers and Website Entries Due: March 20

Paula Worley

2900 W 86th Avenue

Westminster, CO 80031

Colorado Springs Regionals: March 4, Colorado College
Registration Deadline: February 3
Kathy Lindeman , Regional Coordinator
Colorado College, Tutt Library, 1021 N. Cascade Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719-473-6634, Fax: 719-389-6927

Denver Public Schools Regionals: March 4, Hamilton Middle School
Note: The Denver Public Schools contest is only for students who are enrolled in DPS. Students who live in Denver but attend a private school or are home-schooled should plan to attend the Greater Denver Metro Regional contest.
Registration Deadline: February 8
Paper Due Date: February 15
Website Due Date: February 23
Minda McGurk , Regional Coordinator

DPS Gifted and Talented Department, NE 1860 Lincoln St Denver, CO 80203​ (8th floor)
Phone: 720-423-2065


Four Corners: March 17
Deadline for Registration: March 13
Paper and Website Due Date: March 14
Regional Coordinator: Jen Hufman
Dolores Middle School
1301 Central Ave
Dolores, CO 81323
Phone: 970-882-7288

Greater Denver Metro Regionals: March 11 at CU Denver, Auraria Campus
(Suburban districts, private & home-schooled)
Deadlines for Registration: February 24
Paper and Website Due Date: February 28
Kory Franken, Regional Coordinator
PO Box 502, Parker, CO  80134
Phone: 303-345-3545
Mountain Regionals: April 1
Registration Deadlines: March 24
Papers and Websites Due: March 27
John Spierling & Susan Arrance
Phone: 970-368-1260


Northeast Regionals: March 4 at University of Northern Colorado
Registration Deadlines: February 15
Website and Paper Deadline: February 24
Jamie Fogg, Regional Coordinator
Department of History, University of Northern Colorado
Campus Box 116, Greeley, CO 80639
Phone: 970-351-1088 

Northwest Regionals: TBD at Steamboat High School
Registration Deadlines: TBD
Website and Paper Deadline: TBD
Patrick Slowey, Regional Coordinator
Steamboat High School
325 7th St, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487
Phone: 970-871-3647

San Luis Valley and Vicinity: January 28 at Adams State University
Deadlines for Registration and Paper & Website Entries: January 12
Dr. Edward R. Crowther, Regional Coordinator
Adams State University, 208 Edgemont, Alamosa, CO  81102
Phone: 719-587-7771, Fax: 719-587-7176, E-mail:

Southeast Regionals: April 1 at Colorado State University-Pueblo

Deadline for Registration: March 7
Papers, Websites, and Documentaries Due: March 15
Regional Coordinator: Jeff Sloan
463 W. Arriba Dr.

Pueblo West, CO 81007
Phone: 719-242-3330


Southwest Regionals:  March 3 at Fort Lewis College

John Hise, Regional Coordinator
Escalante Middle School, 141 Baker Lane, Durango, CO 81303
Phone: 970-247-9490, Email:

Western Slope: March 4 at Colorado Mesa

Deadline for Registration: February 17
Deadline for Papers and Websites: February 20
Dr. Vince Patarino , Regional Coordinator
Dept. of Social & Behavioral Sciences, Colorado Mesa 
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501-3122
Phone: 970-248-1490

National History Day in Colorado State Contest: May 6th at the Auraria Campus
Registration Deadline: April 21
Click here​ to register 
Click here to pay the entry fee online
Deadline for Paper & Website Entries: April 21
Celeste Archer, Director of External Relations (

Mailing address:
c/o Department of History
University of Colorado Denver
Campus Box 182, P.O. Box 173364
Denver CO 80217-3364
Office location:
CU Denver Student Commons Building
1201 Larimer St
Denver, CO 80204
Room 3128
Auraria Campus (click here for campus map)
Phone: 303-315-1789
Web site: National History Day in Colorado

National History Day: June 11-15 at the University of Maryland, College Park
Note: National Contest Registration Closes –TBD
4511 Knox Road, Suite 102
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-314-9739
Fax: 301-314-9767
Web site:​​​