Important Dates & Times

Saturday January 01, 2022 at 12:01 AM
Wednesday February 16, 2022 at 11:59 PM
Wednesday February 23, 2022 at 10:01 PM
Wednesday March 09, 2022 at 8:00 AM
Wednesday March 09, 2022 at 5:00 PM
Wednesday March 02, 2022 at 9:00 AM

Contest Rules

Be sure to use the current edition of the NHD Rule Book.

About Utah History Day


Utah History Day is Utah’s official National History Day affiliate. Formerly called Utah History Fair, this program has operated continuously in Utah since 1980.  Last year, more than 7,000 Utah students in 4th through 12th grade participated in History Day, learning how to conduct real historical research and then create a final project that showcases their work.  Utah History Day is operated by the Utah Division of State History.


Why do kids love History Day? Here’s what some of them have to say:


This experience truly changed my life. 
My favorite aspect of the competition is the freedom that is provided to the students. There are so many categories and endless possibilities for topics. Any student can create a project that utilizes their skills and interests them. Each NHD project requires students to use analysis and do in-depth investigations of their topic. This year, we were able to contact many great people such as civil rights leader, Dolores Huerta, Professor Danielle Olden, Jesus Gamboa and Ben Maddock. All of these people taught me new things that I have carried with me ever since. 
– Nicholas Cockrell, Hillcrest High School, Midvale

Dear All Undecided,
National History Day is a wonderful program…. You’ll be learning many valuable skills that will supercharge your researching skills for all sorts of challenges (for instance, for school or for work). More importantly, the National History Day competition allows you to not only delve into a comprehensive review of a historical event—it makes you take a stance. So get out there. Find a historical event that you’re passionate about, and go at it. I promise you that the time you invest will be well worth it. Good luck to all!
– Harry Han, Hillcrest High School, Midvale


What to Expect During the Contest:

Where: Virtual

Date: March 8-12, 2021

Submitting Projects: All project types will be submitted in a digital format. The deadline for submission is March 2 at 10:00 PM. Please follow the instructions found in the link on the home page.

Interviews: There will be no interviews for this virtual contest.

Viewing Projects: Projects will be available to view in a virtual gallery the week of the contest. Watch for the link in your email.

Results: Results will be announced by Saturday, March 13 at noon. Watch for the link in your email and on the General page of this website.



Group Documentary
Group Exhibit
Group Performance
Group Website
Individual Documentary
Individual Exhibit
Individual Performance
Individual Website

NHD Judging Criteria

See pages 7-13 of the NHD Contest Rule Book.




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