2021 NHD theme - Communication in History: The Key to Understanding.     

NB: We have a new rule book for 2021.  Please review it as well as the significant changes summary document linked above!





Welcome to National History Day Georgia 

National History Day Georgia 2021 State Contest Announcement

The public health and safety of our contest participants, judges, and staff is a top priority of National History Day Georgia and our program sponsors, Georgia Humanities and LaGrange College.  Due to concerns surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made the decision to hold the 2021 National History Day Georgia State Contest in a virtual contest format.  There will be no in-person contest. Information regarding virtual deadlines and registration procedures will be sent out ahead of the state contest to registered schools.  

Thank you for your commitment to National History Day Georgia, and we appreciate your support during this time.

A note to judges: With the transition to an online contest, we will require numerous online judges to make this possible.  If you are interested in judging, please register.  If you are already registered as a judge, additional details will be sent out prior to the contest with online judging procedures.  

Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to National History Day Georgia Co-Affliate Coordinator Jess Burke at jburke@georgiahumanities.org or Dr. Kevin Shirley at kshirley@lagrange.edu.



The 2020 National Contest Results are in!  You can see the full report on Georgia HERE





National History Day actively engages students in middle and high school in the historical process.  Over the course of the school year, students select a topic related to the year's theme.  They engage in a program of research, in both primary and secondary sources, designed to investigate their topic and answer specific research questions.  Their results are then presented through one of a variety of categories including exhibits, papers, documentaries, websites and performances.  All entries, regardless of category include a written component, known as the 'process paper' which discusses the reasoning behind the project, the research process and the significance of the topic to the theme.  Students must also prepare and submit an annotated bibliography. 

National History Day students study the past in an active and dynamic way, developing skills that apply to all facets of their lives.  They learn the value of deep and critical reading.  Students analyze evidence, interpret data, draw conclusions and communicate them via written and oral means.  It is a true learning experience:  students learn, students experience, students grow and students achieve in ways even they thought unimaginable.  

Georgia Humanities has served as the affiliate sponsor of National History Day since 1993.  LaGrange College, long time co-host/sponsor of  the West Georgia Regional NHD competition, has teamed up with Georgia Humanities to cosponsor the program in Georgia.  LaGrange College serves as the primary mentoring and education branch of the program and provides a number of support services to teachers and students.  Please take a moment to explore our website and let us know if you have any questions (nhdhistory@lagrange.edu). 


2021 Regional Contest Host Information

The State of Georgia has 11 NHD Regions, each conducting its own contest.  For contact information about the regional contest nearest you,  please visit our "Regional Contest" page linked above. The state contest will be held in April, 2021.  Please consult the "State Contest" page for more information.  We will update the regional contest information in the fall.