Denver Film Festival November 12th, 2023 from 12-1:30pm

Please join National History Day in Colorado at the Denver Film on Sunday November 12th from 12-1:30pm.

We will be celebrating the success of National History Day Colorado students. 

Enjoy the documentaries of 5 state contest winners from 2023.

Two of the documentaries went on to win Junior Division Grand Prize and Second Place at Nationals in June beating thousands of documentaries from around the world!



2023 Teacher Seminars

National History Day in Colorado is working with Teaching with Primary Sources at Metro State University Denver to enhance our educator workshops to train master teachers who can mentor new and junior NHDC teachers, and who will become TPS Consortium members.  We are also looking forward to welcoming new and junior NHDC teachers into our workshops!

This year's teacher workshop cycle will consist of six in-person opportunities across the state in Denver, Alamosa, Durango and Greeley.  Each will run from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.

This teacher training serves as a pathway through which teachers can complete a three-credit hour graduate history class in which they use NHDC as an instructional tool in their classroom. This would contribute to their eligibility to teach concurrent credit history classes (State of CO requires 18 graduate hours to do so). 

Our aim is to eventually identify Master Educators from this population to recruit and advise new and junior NHDC teachers in their geographic area and/or to teach online concurrent enrollment courses to interested students. 

Here's what you'll take with you: teacher playbook with TPS, NHD, Guilder Lehrman and other organization's classroom materials - as well as two Colorado-based curriculums (CO Women's Hall of Fame & Honor Bell Foundation).
Grants and stipends for travel and accommodation can be available. Professional development and continuing education hours will also be awarded. Breakfast and lunch are provided on all days (but please know that when you RSVP, NHDC is ordering and paying for these for you)!

Apply Here!

Please contact with questions.

Denver - September 30, 9-4:30pm
Alamosa - October 13, 9-4:30pm
Durango - October 14, 9-4:30pm
Greeley - October 14,10-5:30pm


Supply Grant Application

National History Day in Colorado is pleased to be able to offer a limited number of supply grants to teachers across the state.  You are invited to request any item that supports you and your students in being successful as NHDC participants.

Applications must be received by Monday, November 6, 2023. Please return your completed application to Celeste Archer at . The committee will review and award the selected requests during that week.

Apply by email here!

Apply Online Here!


NHDC & CU Denver Scholarship Application

In cooperation with The University of Colorado Denver and CU Denver's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, National History Day Colorado is pleased to offer an opportunity for all NHDC Juniors and Seniors to apply for a one-time scholarship of $1,500 during each contest year. This application will open in January 2024.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Colorado high school juniors and seniors who have competed in National History Day in Colorado at ANY TIME during middle and/or high school.
  • Student planning to attend the University of Colorado Denver or who plan to be part of dual enrollment courses or CU Succeed that is not paid by their school district.
  • The scholarship is not limited to winners of regional or state contests; students need only to have completed a project.

Supporting materials, in addition to the completed on-line application linked below:

  • Academic Resume
  • 1 Teacher Recommendation
  • Typed essay (500 words or less) answering the following:
    • Which historic figure is the best model for your future aspirations and why?


All applications and supporting materials must be submitted electronically no later than 5:00 pm on April 10, 2024.  The winner will be announced at the State Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 27th.

Questions?  Contact Celeste Archer at


T-Shirt & Button Design Contests

This is a wonderful opportunity for students to show off their creative skills and design the t-shirt and/or button that will be given out to participants at the State Contest on April 29 and later be worn by National Contest qualifiers. Please complete the below questionnaire to be eligible.

-2024 middle or high school NHDC participants (the contest is NOT limited to winners of regional contests).

-Designs must be in relation to National History Day in Colorado and the theme, TURNING POINTS IN HISTORY.
-Design must be ONE COLOR for t-shirt. 
-Design can include any number of colors for button.

Designs must be submitted no later than midnight on March 15, 2024. They should be emailed to

The winning designs will be framed and presented to the winner at the State Contest Award Ceremony.

Gilder Lehrman Teacher Series

The Gilder Lehrman Teacher Series

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History now offers more than fifty Self-Paced Courses on a wide range of historical topics.

Pressed for time? Self-Paced Courses are designed to fit seamlessly into busy schedules. Watch, listen, and read over several weeks or months, as your schedule allows.

Professional development credit: Self-Paced Courses are open to all, but as an added benefit for teachers we offer certificates of completion for 8–15 hours of PD credit upon the successful completion of a course.

Affiliate School Program: K–12 teachers in the Gilder Lehrman Affiliate School Program receive a 25% discount on all Self-Paced Course purchases—applied automatically when logged in. Teachers not yet registered can create a free account here.