Dates and Deadlines

Chicago Metro History Day

Turning Points in History 2024

Date Event and Location
Dec. 1, 2023 Intent to Participate form due from teachers
Feb. 8, 2024 Last day to hold school History Day/Fair
Feb. 9, 2024 School pre-registration form due
Feb. 12, 2024 Student project registration deadline in zFairs
Feb. 21, 2024 Student submission/upload deadline
Webcentral and zFairs lockout
Mar. 2, 2024 Chicago Metro History Day
Senior Division (grades 9–12) Regional Contest
University of Illinois at Chicago
Mar. 9, 2024 Chicago Metro History Day
Junior Division (grades 6–8) Regional Contest
Chicago History Museum
Mar. 20, 2024 CMHD Virtual Awards Ceremony
Apr. 24, 2024 Illinois History Day State Contest
Bank of Springfield Center
Springfield, Illinois
June 9–13, 2024 National 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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