NHDC Virtual Club

National History Day in Colorado is offering an opportunity for students who do not have NHDC available as a program at their home school to participate via our brand new virtual club!

This club will be run by national-winning NHD alumni that are now college students, and meetings will be held 1-2 times weekly via Zoom. This club will likely begin the first of the year, pending sign-up and interest. 

Students will receive instruction and project guidance by the interns running the program, but will still compete in their own geographic region. 

For details, contact Kayla (

Student Design Contests

The design contests are wonderful opportunities for students to show off their creative skills and design the t-shirt and button that will be given out to participants at the State Contest on May 1 and later worn by National Contest qualifiers.
  • 2021 middle or high school NHDC participants (the contest is NOT limited to winners of regional contests).
  • Design must be in relation to National History Day in Colorado and the theme, COMMUNICATION IN HISTORY: THE KEY TO UNDERSTANDING, on the back of the shirt
  • Design must be one color.
  • Indicate what color shirt you would like the design to be on: black, white, or gray only.
  • Design must include our name “National History Day in Colorado,” the year, and this year's theme
  • Design may be as many colors as the student wishes, but the design must not exceed 1.75" x 2.625" in size
Designs must be submitted no later than midnight on March 15, 2021.

Submit T-Shirt Design


"Talk to An Historian" Speaker Series

February 25--Black History
Guiding Question: “Why was Lincoln Hills a shelter from harsh times for Black Americans and Black Coloradans?”
February Speakers: Gary M. Jackson, Steve Shepard, Charleszine “Terry” Nelson
5:00 pm
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National History Day Colorado ise hosting a new virtual speaker series called, “Talk to an Historian.” Each event will feature a panel of historic experts speaking to the topics listed at the end of this article, while answering questions from a live Zoom audience. 

The NHDC Youth Advisory Board will serve as host to this annual series, which will begin in January and end in June of each school year.

February's event will focus on Black History. Our AMAZING speakers will be Gary M. Johnson, Steve Shepard, and Charleszine “Terry” Nelson. 

Missed a talk? Watch them here.