Important Dates & Times

Monday March 01, 2021 at 2:00 AM
Monday April 19, 2021 at 9:59 PM
Monday April 19, 2021 at 5:59 PM
Thursday April 22, 2021 at 8:00 AM
Monday May 03, 2021 at 6:00 PM
Thursday April 22, 2021 at 8:00 AM
Wednesday May 05, 2021 at 1:00 PM
Wednesday May 05, 2021 at 3:00 PM

National History Day Project Examples from 2016-2019 National Contests

Read the Contest Rule Book (English) 2021 NEW NHD Contest Rule Book

Student Conduct: Students are expected to conduct themselves, both in person and online, in a manner that brings credit to themselves, their schools, and the affiliates they represent. As guests at the University of Wyoming, you are expected to abide by the same rules the University has established for its students. 


WY History Day Logo (New).jpg       2021 marks the 41st year for the National History Day program in WY 

National History Day engages students in grades 6-12 in the process of discovery and interpretation of historical topics. Students produce dramatic performances, imaginative exhibits, multimedia documentaries and research papers based on research related to an annual theme. These projects are then evaluated at local, state, and national competitions.
Many different people participate in the Wyoming History Day program, including Wyoming students and teachers, the University of Wyoming, Wyoming State Historical Society, the John P. Ellbogen Foundation, and community business like the Pedal House Bike Shop, who generously support the Wyoming History Day program with grants and special awards.

The NHD program is a year-long education program that culminates in a national contest every June. Wyoming History Day, administered by the American Heritage Center, occurs every year in April.

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DUE TO COVID-19: We've made the decision to transition to a virtual contest for 2021, much like we did for 2020. Contest judging begins on April 22 and ends on May 3 with WHD Awards Ceremony on May 5, 2021.   

Please disregard the following schedule of events. We chose not to delete them in order to avoid rewriting all the information from scratch in 2022. We appreciate your understanding. 

Learn More: 2021 WHD Schedule of Events (DRAFT).docx  (Subject to slight changes)

  • When you arrive at the UW Conference Center Lobby...
    • Check-In
      • Pay for any unpaid registration fees ($20 per student and $10 per teacher)
      • Sign the UW Model Release Form
      • Pick-up your packet of information. 
      • If necessary, store props for Performances in the UW Conference Center Boardroom. 
      • If applicable, set up your Individual/Group Exhibit in UW Conference Center Exhibit Hall (Salon C & D); 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 18 or 7:30-8:15 a.m. on Monday, April 19.
  • Awards Ceremony begins @ 4:00 p.m. in the Gateway Center
    • Everyone is welcome to join us to recognize the outstanding projects for 2021.
    • Evaluations of student projects will be available after the Awards Ceremony.
    • National Qualifiers Meeting immediately following the Awards Ceremony.
  • Parking...
    • Parking at American Heritage Center
      • It's free but you must sign-in your vehicle on the sign-in sheet as you enter the building. You'll need to provide your license plate #, make of vehicle, date and time. If you don't sign-in, you're at risk of getting a ticket. 
    • Parking at Marian H. Rochelle Gateway Center and UW Conference Center
      • Free, no permit required. 
    • If you have family members and/or friends visiting you during the contest and they'd like to park in other locations on campus, they can visit the Registration/Check-In table in the lobby of the UW Conference Center to pick up a one day parking pass for $5.00
    • UW Transit System MAP - All Routes
    • UW Parking Permit MAP




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