History Day is a nationally acclaimed history education program that encourages middle school and high school students to become writers, filmmakers, web designers, playwrights, and artists as they create unique interpretations of the past. History Day makes history come alive through active student learning and provides educators with professional development opportunities. The theme of the 2021-2022 History Day competition is “Debate and Diplomacy in History.” For further information on this year’s theme, please see the National History Day website.
How to Participate
Students can enter one of five categories of competition (papers, exhibits, performances, documentaries, and websites) in the junior division (grades 6-8) and senior division (grades 9-12). They can work as individuals or in groups in every category except for the paper.
Students can participate at their local school or enter a regional contest. Stay tuned for more information about the Eastern Washington Regional History Day contest at Eastern Washington University. This regional competition is sponsored by the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Department of History, Anthropology, Modern Languages and Literatures at Eastern Washington University. Winners of each category may continue onto the Washington State History Day competition, which is now sponsored by the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), Washington State Historical Society, and the Washington State Archives. Winners of the State competition can attend the National History Day contest (dates to be announced).
The 2022 Eastern Washington History Day will be held on March 12th. Registration is open from January 1st to February 18th. All teachers, students, and judges will need to use the Eastern Washington Regional History Day NHD website to register for the event. All questions about the registration should be directed to Washington History Day Coordinator Hannah Tofte (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Anyone interested in being a judge for the 2022 Eastern Washington Regional History Day competition should email email@example.com (prior to registering).
2021 Eastern Washington History Day – Virtual Awards Ceremony: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AsEGmaOCI2o