N.C. History Day Regional Contests

Regional Map of North Carolina

North Carolina has eight regions for National History Day®. Students must compete at their assigned regional contest in order to qualify for the state contest. If a student or school needs to participate outside of their assigned region, or requires a virtual contest option, please contact nchistoryday@dncr.nc.gov to make arrangements before February 1st.

Students should aim to complete projects before the registration deadline listed for their region as many materials must be submitted during registration. To see what is due during registration in each category, please view the project submission guidelines. Instructions on how to submit will be provided in registration directions.

NHD® Project Submission Guidelines

Type your county's name in the search box to find your region. Click on the plus symbol to view full details for your region.

Region Counties Covered Registration & Submission Deadline Contest Date Contest Location Contest Website
Southwest Piedmont Anson, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Stanly, Union Wednesday, January 31, 2024 Friday, February 9, 2024 UNC Charlotte https://nc-sprc.nhd.org/
Central Piedmont Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Guilford, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, Vance, Wake, Warren Monday, February 12, 2024 Saturday, February 24, 2024 Alamance Community College https://nc-cpc.nhd.org/
Sandhills Cumberland, Hoke, Moore, Richmond, Robeson, Scotland Friday, February 16, 2024 Friday, March 1, 2024 UNC Pembroke https://nc-shrc.nhd.org/
Southeast Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Sampson Friday, March 1, 2024 Wednesday, March 13, 2024 (Junior Division) & Thursday, March 14, 2024 (Senior Division) Cape Fear Museum https://nc-src.nhd.org/
Western Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Yancey Friday, March 1, 2024 Saturday, March 16, 2024 UNC Asheville https://nc-wrc.nhd.org/
Northeast Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Dare, Edgecombe, Greene, Halifax, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Pamlico, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson Wednesday, March 6, 2024 Thursday, March 21, 2024 East Carolina University https://nc-nrc.nhd.org/
Northwest Piedmont Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Rowan, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin Friday, March 8, 2024 Friday, March 22, 2024 Surry Community College https://nc-nprc.nhd.org/
Albemarle Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Hertford, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans Friday, March 8, 2024 Friday, March 22, 2024 Elizabeth City State University https://nc-arc.nhd.org/