This guide will help students settle on a NHD topic and support their research as they prepare for the West Virginia NHD competition.
Be sure to explore the 2021 theme Communication in History: The Key to Understanding and the student resources.
To find out more and to register for this year's contest, visit the
Please note: The West Virginia contest will be held virtually this year, from Monday, April 26, 2021 to Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Important National Contest Information:
Registration Opening Date: 12:00 PM EDT on Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Registration Closing Date: 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Website Lock-Out Date: 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Project Upload Date: 11:59 PM EDT on Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Virtual National Contest: Sunday, June 13 - Saturday, June 19, 2021
Student Registration Fee: $150
No Teacher Registration Fee