Important Dates & Times

Wednesday January 01, 2020 at 12:00 AM
Friday March 13, 2020 at 11:59 PM
Wednesday March 25, 2020 at 9:00 AM
Wednesday March 25, 2020 at 2:00 PM
Wednesday March 25, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Contest Expectations

Exhibit, website, and paper judging is closed to the public. 

We will only announce final rounds for Documentary and Performance categories. All other categories (website, paper and exhibit) final rounds will be judged without students present. 

For full rules, see the National History Day Rule Book.

The College of Liberal Studies and the and History Department are proud sponsors of National History Day (NHD), a program that engages middle school and high school students in historical research and academic competition. Research begins in late fall, and culminates in school, regional, and state-level contests beginning in the spring.  NHD provides University of Wisconsin-La Crosse students the opportunity to engage with young scholars at a number of stages in the research and competition phases.  At UWL all history and history education majors and minors are encouraged to participate in National History Day.

What to Expect During the Contest?

Are you ready to compete? Don't be nervous! It is meant to be a fun opportunity for you to share your hard work with others. Judges are excited to view your work and want to hear from you!

So you don't forget anything, check our checklist to make sure you are prepared!




Group Documentary
Group Exhibit
Group Performance
Group Website
Individual Documentary
Individual Exhibit
Individual Performance
Individual Website

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Judge Criteria

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