The Competition Phase
Students who opt to participate in the competition aspect of History Day must first register for a regional contest. First through third place winners from the regional contests will advance to the state contest at the University of Colorado Denver on Auraria Campus in downtown Denver. The first and second place winners in each division and category will have the opportunity to compete against contestants from the United States and territories at the National Contest in College Park Maryland in June.
Regardless of your level in competition, judges will review your project by the same set of standards and guidelines. Enter the Judging Portal to review this information.
This year, we hope to hold all Regional Contests in-person, though this may not be possible and contests may have to be moved online on short notice. Thus, for each contest, there is a digital submission date. Even if your contest is scheduled to take place in-person, all students will need to submit their projects by this deadline to avoid delays in contingency planning. All projects must be sent according to Online Contest Guidelines to firstname.lastname@example.org, with your Regional Coordinator cc'ed and your name, division, and project type in the subject line (for example, Gabehart, Senior Paper). Please plan accordingly. If contests proceed in-person, students will observe normal presentation and contest guidelines and rules.