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History Day is a competition for students in grades six through twelve.  The students are divided into two divisions based on their grade level.  Students in grades six through eight (6-8) make up the Junior Division while students in grades nine through twelve (9-12) make up the Senior Division. Within each division students compete in nine categories. Check the full rulebook for each competition at the National History Day site.


The date for 2014 submission is March 13 for papers and March 16 for websites. Papers must be submitted by email to or mailed to 734 South High Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801 or 58 Bluestone Drive MSC 2001 Harrisonburg, VA 22807.


    Individual historical paper        

    Individual documentary   Group documentary

    Individual exhibit            Group exhibit

    Individual performance    Group performance

    Individual website           Group website

The two best entries from each category and division will qualify for the State contest in Williamsburg. Two best entries from each category and division in the state contest will qualify for the national contest.      

In addition to all the usual categories, we will have an additional prize offered by Normandy Allies, a non-profit organization dedicated to perpetuating the memory of the Normandy campaign in France during World War II.  Normandy Allies will award a plaque and copy of the book, “No Greater Sacrifice, No Greater Love:  A Son’s Journey to Normandy” by Walter Ford Carter in both the Junior and Senior divisions.  The winner in each division, regardless of category, will be the outstanding entry which, in the opinion of the Normandy Allies judging team, best relates to the D-Day invasion of Normandy.

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