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Colorado History Day

National History Day in Colorado

Regional Contests

2016 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 19 at the Anschutz Medical Campus​
Registration Deadline: February 29
Papers and Website Entries Due: March 4
Jessica Lira, Regional Coordinator

Boulder County Regionals: April 2
Registration deadline: March 4th
Papers and Website Entries Due: March 17th
Marlys Lietz, Regional Coordinator

Central Plains Regionals:
Registration Deadline: TBD
Sheri Gaskins & Michael Gaskins, Regional Coordinator

Colorado Springs Regionals: April 1st & 2nd at Colorado College
Registration Deadline:TBD
Kathy Lindeman , Regional Coordinator
Patti Weintraub, Assistant 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: February 27, 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: January 15
Paper Due Date: February 12
Website Due Date: February 18
Minda McGurk , Regional Coordinator

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

Greater Denver Metro Regionals: March 12 at CU Denver, Auraria Campus
(Suburban districts, private & home-schooled)
Deadlines for Registration: February 26
Paper and Website Due Date: February 26
Kory Franken, Regional Coordinator
PO Box 502, Parker, CO  80134
Phone: 303-345-3545
Mountain Regionals: March 26 at Summit Middle School
Registration Deadlines: March 18
Papers and Websites Due: March 18
John Spierling & Susan Arrance
Phone: 970-368-1260


Northeast Regionals: March 5 at University of Northern Colorado
Registration Deadlines: February 19
Website and Paper Deadline: February 26
Tom Schemp, Regional Coordinator
Department of History, University of Northern Colorado
Campus Box 116, Greeley, CO 80639
Phone: 970-351-1088, E-mail:

San Luis Valley and Vicinity: January 30 at Adams State University
Deadlines for Registration and Paper & Website Entries: January 22
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: March 5 at Colorado State University-Pueblo

Deadline for Registration: February 9
Papers, Websites, and Documentaries Due: February 12
Regional Coordinators: Alysse McCanna & Christina Mascarenas
Department of History, Colorado State University Pueblo
2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, CO 81001
Phone: 719-549-2156, E-mail:   

Southwest Regionals:  
March 4 at Fort Lewis College
John Hise, Regional Coordinator
Escalante Middle School, 141 Baker Lane, Durango, CO 81303
Phone: 970-247-9490, Email:

Telluride Regionals: Will Become Active in 2017
Regional Coordinator: Anne Gerhard
Telluride Historical Museum
201 W. Gregory/ P.O. Box 1597
Telluride, CO 81435
Phone: 970-728-3344 x 2

Tribal Region (Mountain and Southern Ute): TBD
Deadline for Registration: TBD
Regional Coordinator: Tanya Amrine
Education Division Director Ute Mountain Ute Tribe
Phone: 970-564-5355

Western Slope/Northwest: March 5th at Colorado Mesa
Deadline for Registration: February 5th
Deadline for Papers and Websites: February 12th
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: April 30 at the Auraria Campus
Registration Deadline: April 12
Click here​ to register 
Click here to pay the entry fee online

Deadline for Paper & Website Entries: April 12
Celeste Archer, Director of External Relations(
Stacey Pendleton, Director of Operations (​
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 12-16 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:​​