2023-24 School Year
Program Help and Presentations
The N.C. History Day team is available to meet with educators and their students to introduce the program or to help with any stage of the process. There are also options available for independent students to participate even if their schools do not. Please contact us to discuss how we can help!
Current Contest Rules
If students are competing, it is important that they follow the official National History Day rules. Please click one to the boxes below to access the current NHD Rule Book in English or Spanish.
The Annual Theme
National History Day's 2023-24 theme is "Turning Points in History." Students should choose a history topic that connects to this theme and show that connection in their projects. Visit our NHD Theme page to start brainstorming on topics and find resources to help you on this year's journey!
WeVideo for Schools
Contact us to get free WeVideo for Schools accounts this year! It's a safe and secure online video editing program, perfect for documentary students or those who need to edit video clips for websites or exhibits. Teachers and NHD mentors can monitor and track student work and create their own videos. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up accounts for you and your students.
Planning and Preparing Projects for Contests
If planning to compete, teachers and students should aim to have projects completed before the registration deadline for each contest as some project materials must be submitted online during registration by that deadline. To see what is due during registration in each category, please view the project submission guidelines for all North Carolina regional and state contests.
North Carolina is divided into eight regions for History Day competitions. Students must first participate in their assigned regional contest, then the finalists from that region will advance to the state competition.
Regional Contest Dates & Locations
This map shows North Carolina's current regions.
Students must qualify to compete at the state level by first competing at their assigned regional contest listed above. This year the state level contest for North Carolina will take place on Saturday, May 4th, 2024 in a new location - UNC Greensboro's campus!
If you have questions about the state contest and upcoming plans, please contact Karen Ipock.
The top two projects from each category at the state contest qualify to attend the national contest. The national contest takes place in June every year.