What is the National History Day Contest, you ask? Each year more than half a million students just like you participate. You will choose a historical topic related to the annual theme, and then conduct primary and secondary research. You will look through libraries, archives and museums, conduct oral history interviews, and visit historic sites. After you have analyzed and interpreted your sources, and have drawn a conclusion about the significance of your topic, you will then be able to present your work in one of five ways: as a paper, an exhibit, a performance, a documentary, or a web site.


West Virginia University will host the NHD competition in WV for the 2015-16 academic year.  Contact Melissa BIngmann at WVU for information.  melissa.bingmann@mail.wvu.edu



Date:  April 15, 2016
Charleston Civic Center

Time Event
8:00 AM -
9:00 AM
Project Setup | Grand Hall South
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Opening Assembly | Grand Hall North
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM JUDGING
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM LUNCH
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM JUDGING (Continued)
2:00 PM -
4:30 PM
Afternoon Break
4:30 PM -    5:15 PM Public Viewing of Projects | Grand Hall South | Winning projects will be identified with ribbons and stickers.
5:15 PM Students may remove projects from Grand Hall South
5:30 PM Awards Ceremony | Grand Hall North