Learners in grades 4-12 enter projects into the first level of NHDI competition at regional contests around the state. Finalists from each contest are invited to compete at the NHDI State Contest, where the top winners in the Junior and Senior divisions (grades 6-12) become eligible to compete at the National History Day Contest in College Park, Maryland, in June.
Teachers who judge for NHDI contests will be eligible for PGP credit from the Indiana Historical Society.
All educators will need to fill out the project information spreadsheet per contest their learners will be attending. Download the spreadsheet, fill out the information, then click on the corresponding contest below you wish to register for. You will be prompted in the form to upload the completed spreadsheet.
Educators, please feel free to email Bethany Hrachovec at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (317) 233-9559 with any questions.
IPS District contest participants must contact Andrea Hadsell prior to registration at email@example.com or call (317) 233-9028.
The entry fee to participate in National History Day in Indiana contests is $10 per learner who was involved in the creation of a project and is competing in a regional contest. This is a one-time entry fee for all 2018 National History Day in Indiana contests. Learners who advance to the State contest will not have any additional fees to enter.
Educators will receive an invoice addressed to his or her school after registration closes for each regional contest. The preparation for the expected number of students begins the day registration closes. Because contest costs are based on the numbers we have when registration closes, schools will be invoiced based on the number of registered learners when registration closes.
Please contact the NHDI office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 233-9559 with any questions.
Papers should be emailed in PDF format to email@example.com or mailed to the following address by the above due dates:
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Saint Mary’s College, Notre Dame – Feb. 24, 2018
Registration due by Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 11:59 p.m.
Papers due to NHDI office by Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 11:59 p.m.
Websites lock Friday, Feb. 16 at 11:59 p.m.
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis – March 14, 2018
All participating IPS schools must contact Andrea Hadsell at firstname.lastname@example.org or (317) 233-9028 to register.
Non-IPS schools wishing to participate in this contest, please contact the NHDI office at email@example.com or (317) 233-9559.
Hanover College, Hanover – March 17, 2018
Registration due by Wednesday, March 7 at 11:59 p.m.
Papers due to NHDI office by Wednesday, March 7 at 11:59 p.m.
Websites lock Friday, March 9 at 11:59 p.m.
University of Southern Indiana, Evansville – March 20, 2018
Registration due by Friday, March 9 at 11:59 p.m.
Papers due to NHDI office by Friday, March 9 at 11:59 p.m.
Websites lock Monday, March 12 at 11:59 p.m.
Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis Downtown Campus – April 14, 2018
Registration due by Monday, April 2 at 11:59 p.m.
Papers due to NHDI office by Monday, April 2 at 11:59 p.m.
Websites lock Thursday, April 5 at 11:59 p.m.
Educators whose learners receive medals at regional or district contests will receive further registration information after each regional or district contest.
June 10-14, 2018 at the University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
Registration closes May 15, 2018 at 11:59 p.m.