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Chicago Metro History Day 2023–24

Turning Points in History

Dec. 1, 2023Intent to Participate form due from teachers
Feb. 8, 2024Last day to hold school History Day/Fair
Feb. 9, 2024School pre-registration form due
Feb. 12, 2024Student project registration deadline in zFairs
Feb. 21, 2024Student submission/upload deadline
(Webcentral and zFairs lockout)
Mar. 2, 2024Chicago Metro History Day
Senior Division (grades 9–12) Regional Contest
University of Illinois Chicago
Mar. 9, 2024Chicago Metro History Day
Junior Division (grades 6–8) Regional Contest
Chicago History Museum
Mar. 19, 2024CMHD Awards Ceremony
TBAIllinois History Day State Contest
Springfield, Illinois
June 9–13, 2024National History Day Contest
College Park, Maryland

Printable handout of dates and deadlines available here (PDF).

Dates are subject to change. We are currently planning on IN-PERSON contests for 2024. If your student has a conflict that prevents them from participating on the contest day, notify us as soon as possible (no later than February 12) at

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