History Day Contests

2020-2021 UPDATE

In this uncertain time, we know that many school districts are making plans for students to return to the classroom or to continue learning virtually. No matter what happens in your area, National History Day will continue in the 2020-2021 school year.  Contests will be held in person or virtually. We will keep you updated as the school year progresses. Happy researching!

2021 Regional Dates And Deadlines

Registration Instructions

Teacher Registration Instructions

Student Registration Instructions

NORTH IDAHO Region:

Idaho, Clearwater, Shoshone, Lewis, Nez Perce, Latah, Benewah, Kootenai, Bonner, and Boundary counties

Coordinator
Dave Johnson
North Idaho Stem Charter Academy
15633 N. Meyer Road
Rathdrum, ID 83858
djohnson@northidahostem.org
(208) 687-8002

Contest Date: March 13, 2021
Location: North Idaho Stem Charter Academy
Registration Opens: January 18, 2021
Registration Closes: February 26, 2021
Papers Due/Websites Locked: February 26, 2021

WEST ADA Region:

Western Ada county

Coordinator
Paula Brockman
Lowell Scott Middle School
13600 West McMillan Road
Boise, ID 83713
brockman.paula@westada.org
(208) 350-4060

Contest Date: February 27, 2021
Location: Lowell Scott Middle School
Registration Opens: January 18, 2021
Registration Closes: February 12, 2021
Papers Due/Websites Locked: February 12, 2021

EASTERN IDAHO Region:

Clark, Fremont, Jefferson, Madison, Teton, Bonneville, Bingham, Power, Bannock, Caribou, Bear Lake, Franklin, and Oneida counties

Coordinator
Rona Johnson
Rocky Mountain Middle School
3443 North Ammon Road
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
jolleyr@d93.k12.id.us, jolleyr@d93mail.com
(208) 788-0120

Coordinator
Shannon Blosch
Sandcreek Middle School
2955 E Owen St
Ammon, ID 83406
bloschs@d93.k12.id.us
208-525-4416

Contest Date: March 8, 2021
Location: Rocky Mountain Middle School
Registration Opens: January 18, 2021
Registration Closes: February 22, 2021
Papers Due/Websites Locked: February 22, 2021

TREASURE VALLEY/ SOUTH CENTRAL Region:

Eastern Ada county, Boise, Valley, and Elmore counties
Lemhi, Custer, Blaine, Camas, Gooding, Lincoln, Minidoka, Jerome, Twin Falls, Cassia, and Butte counties

Coordinator
Johanna Bringhurst
National History Day in Idaho
610 N Julia Davis Drive
Boise, ID 83702
johanna.bringhurst@ishs.idaho.gov
(208)780-5190

Contest Date: March 6, 2021
Location: Riverstone International School
Registration Opens: January 18, 2021
Registration Closes:
February 20, 2021
Papers Due/Websites Locked:
February 20, 2021

 

SOUTHWESTERN Region: 

Canyon, Payette, Gem, Washington, Adams, Owyhee counties

Coordinator
Ben Knapp
National History Day in Idaho
610 N Julia Davis Drive
Boise, ID 83702
Ben.knapp@ishs.idaho.gov
(208)780-5191

Contest Date: March 13, 2021
Location: TBD
Registration Opens: January 18, 2021
Registration Closes: February 26, 2021
Papers Due/Websites Locked: February 26, 2021

 

National History Day in Idaho State Contest

Coordinator
Johanna Bringhurst
National History Day in Idaho
2205 Old Penitentiary Road
Boise, ID 83712
johanna.bringhurst@ishs.idaho.gov
(208) 780-5190

Contest Date: April 10, 2021
Location: College of Idaho, Caldwell
Registration Opens: February 27, 2021
Registration Closes: March 26, 2021
Papers Due/Websites Locked: March 26, 2021

 

Watch the 2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony, with special messages from Idaho’s First Lady, Teresa Little, Executive Director of the Idaho State Historical Society, Janet Gallimore, and Co-President of the College of Idaho, Dr. Doug Brigham.

See the list of 2020 State Winners.

National History Day National Contest

Watch this year’s Virtual Awards Ceremony

June 14th-June 18th, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

The top two finishers in each category in the Junior and Senior Division will be selected to represent Idaho at this contest!

NHD in Idaho Contest Policies

  • Judging Policy 2021 – Coming soon!
  • Advancement Policy 2021 – Coming soon!
  • Contest Fee Policy 2021 – Coming soon!
  • Spectator Policy 2021 – Coming soon!