Inspiring students through the power of history



Through National History Day kids learn history by doing history. Along the way they build essential skills in reading, writing, critical thinking, problem solving, and creative presentation.
NHD meets Utah’s core standards, builds college and career ready skills for the 21st Century, and motivates young people to strive for excellence.

NHD is more than a day, it’s an experience! Learn more about what NHD entails. Utah History Day, formerly known as Utah History Fair, has operated continuously in Utah since 1980.

2019 THEME

Download the 2019 NHD Theme Book (topic ideas, lesson plans, classroom activities, and more).

2019 Topic ideas for US-World history or Utah history.

Who Can Participate? Any Utah student in grades 4-12

Is the program limited to Utah history? No. UHD serves students in any year of the social studies cirriculum

What age groups can compete? Youth (4th-5th grade), Junior (6th-8th grade), Senior (9th-12th grade)

Can I participate if my school does not? YES! No teacher sponsor is necessary to compete as an independent student in the local regional competition.

What is the cost? It is FREE!

2019 CONTEST DATES

Registration will close approximately 4 weeks before contest date.

District Contests

  • Canyons SD – February 20
  • Davis SD – March 6
  • Ogden SD – March 7

District contests feed into the local regional contest. If you attend a charter, private, or online school within one of these districts, you will register for the regional contest.

Regional Contests

  • Beaver - March 8
  • Blanding - February 21
  • Logan – March 12
  • Salt Lake – March 21
  • St. George – March 2
  • Ogden – March 26
  • Orem – March 21
  • Price – March 11
  • Vernal - tbd

State Contest (SLC) – April 26

National Contest (Washington, DC) - June 9-13

TEACHER RESOURCES

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PROJECT GALLERY

Thank You to our Statewide Partners!





For more information contact us at utahhistoryday@gmail.com or 801-245-7253

The History of Utah History Day