Welcome to the Maryland History Day State Contest

Important Dates & Times

Maryland History Day

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2021 Maryland History Day

Theme: Communication in History: The Key to Understanding

District Contests: Throughout Maryland, District Contests are held in February and March 2020. Find your district contest here

State Contest: The statewide contest will be held digitally. 

National Contest: National History Day will announce 2021 plans by the end of the year.

Visit marylandhistoryday.org for resources like topic lists, research days, and online databases!

Important Deadlines (updated 3/20/2020)

  • Online Registration:  April 5th, 2020
  • Announcement of results: May 2, 2020



Welcome Maryland History Day Students

**The 2021 Maryland History Day Contest will be taking place digitally**

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Please review the updated State Registration Guide


If your district contest used this registration system, please log in using the same username and password.


Resources for Students




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Welcome Maryland History Day Teachers




Please review the updated State Registration Guide.

Are you going to the State Contest? Consider judging! You'll be able to support your students by being present at the contest and by contributing to the success of the contest day by helping other students excel! Register to judge by creating a new account with a new email and username. 


Teacher Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LLCT3LD


Teacher Resources

Maryland Humanities is ready to help. Learn more about our google drive, teacher institutes, professional development, and classroom outreach programs on our website.


Join us for our free Summer Teacher Institutes this July! Earn 3 MSDE Professional Development credits and receive a travel stipend. Learn more at https://mdhumanities.wufoo.com/forms/z1lfwl6y04e7fbq/

Maryland History Day Teachers of the Year

THANK YOU for your tireless support of Maryland students and your work on behalf of Maryland History Day. We are thrilled to honor two of many outstanding Maryland History Day teachers at our state contest. 



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Welcome Maryland History Day Judges

**2021 Digital Contest Registration Will Open October 5th**  

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Maryland Humanities thanks you for offering to serve as a judge for the 2021 Maryland History Day digital competition when nearly 700 students will arrive with History Day projects focused on the theme of “Communication in History”

While most judges include humanities scholars, teachers, librarians, and museum professionals, anyone who wants to support students in this exciting learning experience may judge. You can play an important role by volunteering as a History Day judge – reviewing student projects, interviewing contestants, selecting the winners to advance to the national contest, and providing constructive feedback.


Judges Orientation Sessions

  • We ask all judges to complete a short training module, which can be found here: http://bit.ly/MHDJudgeMod. You can also view supplementary materials at http://bit.ly/MHDJudgeToolkit
  • Judge Training for our Digital Contest will take place via zoom on the following dates. Once you have been assigned your category, we will email you with more details about the training, including the links. Can't make the meeting? We will send a recording of the training for your to watch at a time that works better for your schedule
    • Judge Meetings: TBA

Digital Contest Overview

  • Maryland History Day is going digital! Much like an in-person contest, the time committment for judging is around 5 hours for project review, deliberation, and evaluation. 
  • With this new format, the dates for judging have shifted to the below schedule. Depending on which round you judge, you will have anywhere from 3 to 6 days to complete your rankings.
    • Schedule TBA

Resources for Judges

Our Judge Toolkit google drive contains all the documents below as well as helpful tips, project examples and more. 

Please note: This registration site is only for the Maryland History Day state contest. If you would like to judge at your local contest as well, please contact the district coordinator.

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