National Contest Information


The National History Day® (NHD) 2022 National Contest will be held virtually Sunday, June 12-Saturday, June 18, 2022. This page provides information and resources about all #NHD2022 National Contest events, activities, and more! Please visit the 2022 theme page for resources and information about this year's theme, Debate and Diplomacy: Successes, Failures, Consequences.

Important Dates

Registration Opens: 12:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, April 13, 2022
Registration Closes: 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 17, 2022
All Projects Due: 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Projects must be uploaded into the registration system by this date. Websites will be locked from editing at this time and will be unlocked at 12:01 AM ET on June 19, 2022.

Welcome Ceremony: 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 12, 2022 Details coming soon.
Awards Ceremony: 3:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 18, 2022 Details coming soon.

Registering for the 2022 National Contest

Download the Complete National Contest Registration Instructions

2022 Registration Instructions (FULL GUIDE)

Student Registration

Student Registration (Students in CA, CO, American Samoa, NHD China)

Student Registration (All Other Students)

Edit Student Registration, Upload Project, Nominate for Special Prizes

Teacher Registration

Teacher Registration (Teachers in CA, CO, American Samoa, NHD China)

Teacher Registration (All Other Teachers)

Edit Teacher Registration, Check Student Progress, Pay for Student Registration Fees

Registration Fees

Paying 2022 Registration Fees

Category Submissions

2022 Category Submission Instructions (ALL)

Registration FAQs

2022 Registration FAQ Sheet

2022 NHD Special Prizes 2022 NHD Student Press Release

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