Rules and Contest
Chicago Metro History Day
National History Day Rules
National History Day® (NHD) programs are open to all students and teachers without regard to race, religion, physical abilities, economic status, gender, or sexual orientation. NHD staff and coordinators strive to accommodate students with disabilities.
Familiarize yourself with the NHD Rule Book. CMHD uses the NHD rule book at all levels of competition.
Read this Contest Rule Book carefully before you begin work on your entry. Because this book is updated every few years, be certain you are using the most current edition.
- Check out our 2023-24 Dates and Deadlines to help plan your academic year.
- Complete the Intent to Participate form for the 2023-24 school year as soon as possible (due by December 1, 2023).
- The theme for 2024 is “Turning Points in History.” Learn more and get topic ideas on our Theme and Topics page.
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