Getting Started

student exhibit board about Matthew Shepard

There are a lot of decisions that go into a History Day project.  Here are some questions to consider:

Remember to read the National History Day Contest Rule Book for specific details about requirements like how many student-composed words can be on your exhibit (500) or how long your documentary can be (10 minutes). The Vermont History Day state contest is a qualifying contest for National History Day, so the rules are the same. Students who place first or second in each category and division qualify for the National History Day contest. Students in 5th grade can win at the Vermont contest but cannot advance to National History Day.

You might also want to watch some helpful videos from National History Day.

You will need to register for the contest by March 8, 2022, at 11:59 pm. There are more instructions in the online registration system.

Students with websites, documentaries and papers need to submit projects by March 22, 2022 at 11:59 pm. See the project submissions instructions for more information. Exhibits and performances are due at the state contest (unless COVID-19 conditions require a switch to a virtual contest.)

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