Chicago Metro History Day 2022 will be a HYBRID contest.
Judge registration is now open. Register today!
Click on “Create Account,” then “Judge.” You must create a new account even if you have used zFairs in the past.
Key Dates and Deadlines
Saturday, March 12 – IN-PERSON Junior Division History Day (gr. 6–8) at the Chicago History Museum
Wednesday, March 16 – IN-PERSON Senior Division History Day (gr. 9–12) at the University of Illinois at Chicago
Friday, March 18 – Friday, March 25 – VIRTUAL History Day
Monday, March 28 – VIRTUAL Awards Ceremony
Saturday, April 30 – VIRTUAL State History Day
VIRTUAL CONTEST INFORMATION
Unvaccinated students, students who test positive for COVID-19 or are close contacts, and students who prefer a virtual contest setting are welcome to participate in Chicago Metro History Day’s VIRTUAL History Day contest. Judging will take place March 18–25.
Note that as of the 2020-21 school year, all CMHD projects, both Junior and Senior Division, will now be evaluated in accordance with the official NHD Rule Book using the official NHD Project Evaluation forms.
Although these changes will be an adjustment for our experienced judges, using the NHD materials means that students who advance to State and National competition no longer need to compete under different rules at each contest. This helps teachers show that their instruction aligns to national standards, expands opportunities for our judges, and ultimately gives our Chicagoland teachers and students the best chance of success at all levels of competition!
Judges who wish to preview judging materials and previous History Day project examples are welcomed to do so.
History Day Judging FAQs
Please note that this section is still being updated for the 2022 History Day season.