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2018 Southeast Pennsylvania National History Day (NHD) Regional Competition

Summary of Important Dates for Students 2017 - 2018:

  • Monday, January 22, 2018 9:00 AM: Student Registration Opens

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018 4:00 PM: Student Registration Closes*

  • Friday, February 23, 2018 4:00 PM: Student Papers Due (postmarked Feb.23 if mailing or by Feb.23 at 4:00 PM if delivering to CCHS. Electronic or email versions will not be accepted)

  • Friday, March 16, 2018 4:00 PM: Student Website Lockout (NHD Weebly website will be "locked" at 4:00 PM)

  • Friday, April 6, 2018:  Senior Competition

  • Saturday, April 7, 2018: Junior Competition

  *If you have not yet selected students to advance by this date, please register anyway with teacher, school, and project category. Type “Placeholder” in the text fields when student information is requested. We will save spaces for your students.

Pennsylvania NHD State Competition

The 2018 NHD in PA State Contest will take place on Friday May 11 and Saturday May 12, 2018, at Carlisle Area High School, 623 W Penn St, Carlisle, PA 17013

  • Registration Deadline:  April/May 2018 : as of Nov 20, 2017 still to be determined 

  • Payment Deadline:  April/May 2018 : as of Nov 20, 2017 still to be determined

  • Paper Category Mailing Deadline: April/May 2018 : as of Nov 20, 2017 still to be determined

  • Website Lock-Out Date: April/May 2018 : as of Nov 16, 2017 still to be determined

Location: Carlisle Area High School, 623 W Penn Street, Carlisle, PA 17013                                                        

1st and 2nd  place winners at state competitions are invited to advance to the culminating national NHD competition.  3rd place winners at the state level are alternates and will be invited to compete at the national level if a 1st or 2nd place winner is unable to attend.                 

National NHD Competition

National Competition Dates: Sunday, June 10 – Thursday, June 14, 2018

Location: University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland                                        

The culminating National History Day event is held at the University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland.  Students from across the United States, as well as students in American schools worldwide, participate.