National History Day Contest

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This year the Davis District History Day contest will be combining with the Weber Region History Day which will be held virtually. Teachers will need to begin the registration process on the Weber Regional NHD website. 

2021 Key Dates

  • Registration Deadline: February 14
  • Completed Projects Due: February 26, 10:00 pm
  • Judging Begins: March 5
  • Awards Announced: March 18

Registration & Submission Instructions:
Remember - teachers must register before their students.

Contact Tracey Saxey, contest coordinator, with any questions. 

History Day Information

Annual Theme - 2021 Communication in History: The Key to Understanding

Annual Theme Logo


Divisions and Categories

Primary Division
Grades 4-5

Junior Division
Grades 6-8 

Senior Division
Grades 9-12 

Rule Summaries
Use these summaries to guide you as you prepare your entry. More detailed descriptions of your specific rules can be found in the official NHD Contest Rule Book. The judging forms are used to evaluate the entries. Use them as a guideline for preparation of your history fair project.  See a quick summary of rule changes made this year.
All entries must follow certain general rules: General Rules Summary.

Judging Forms

NHD Theme Book - (Theme description, ideas and Lesson plans)
Communication in History Theme Video - created to inspire students about the theme.
Theme Narrative
Theme Graphic Organizer - students use to map out components of project.

Research Resources in Utah 

Important Dates for 2021

History Day Registration 
Registration Steps:

1)       Teacher Registration: link will open January 1, 2021  
This step must be completed before students can register and parents can complete the permission section. So please do this before the last day so your students have time to complete their part before registration is closed!

2)       Student Registration: link will open January 1, 2021

Judges Registration

Contact Information