Pre-Collegiate Competitions

Northeast Georgia National History Day

Georgia students from 32 counties who are in grades 6-12 may apply to compete in the Northeast Georgia National History Day at the University of Georgia on Saturday, February 8, 2014. Winners advance to the state-level competition in Macon, Georgia, and from there to the national competition in College Park, Maryland.

Rights & Responsibilities National History DayCompetitors may research any historical event that relates to this year's theme, Rights & Responsibilities in History. Research should emphasize primary resources — information created at approximately the time of the event being studied.

Before starting their projects, students should visit the National History Day web site at and read the National History Day Contest Rule Book.

Registration for the 2014 Northeast Georgia National History Day contest is now OPEN.

TEACHERS, you must begin the registration process for your students. Once the process has been initiated, students may complete the online application. To register, visit http://ga.nhd.org/ and select ONLINE REGISTRATION from the left-hand menu. Then click on the link for the Northeast Georgia Regional Contest. See Registration Instructions for details about the registration process. 

The registration fee is $10.00 per student (not per team) and may be paid via check mailed to:

Northeast Georgia National History Day
Office of Academic Special Programs
1197 S. Lumpkin St., Suite 198
Athens, GA 30602

Please make check payable to University of Georgia and write your student's name in the memo line. For checks covering multiple students, include a list of students' names whose registrations are covered by the payment.

Registration must be completed and payment must be received by Tuesday, January 14, 2014. 

Students may present their research in any of five ways: Exhibit, Paper, Documentary Video, Performance, or Website.

PAPERS will be pre-screened in advance of the regional contest and must be received as a PDF or MS Word document by Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Only a select number of Paper competitors will be invited to compete at the next level.

WEBSITES will be screened in advance of the regional contest. The official NHD URL must be submitted with the application by Tuesday, January 14, 2014, and no editing is permitted thereafter. Websites must be constructed using the official NHD website editor. Only a select number of Website competitors will be invited to compete at the next level.

EXHIBITS: Please follow all rules in the official NHD Contest Rule Book. Electricity will be available only if requested on the original application. Exhibitors requesting electricity should bring a minimum 9' extension cord.

PERFORMANCES: Please follow all rules in the official NHD Contest Rule Book. An electrical outlet and chairs will be available in the room, but any other equipment must be provided by the contestant.

DOCUMENTARIES: Please follow all rules in the official NHD Contest Rule Book. Audiovisual equipment will be provided.

Information for Teachers

  1. The National Archive has provided samples of lessons and original sources.
  2. NHD.org also offers curriculum materials and workshops for teachers, designed to facilitate excellence in the teaching of history in U.S. schools.

Course Information

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Application Deadline:
Tuesday, January 14, 2014. Paper entries must be emailed by this date. Website entries must be completed by this date.

Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States

National History Day$10 per student – must be received by Tuesday, January 14, 2014 

Who Should Attend: 

Northeast Georgia students in grades 6-12 may apply. Junior Division, grades 6-8 and Senior Division, grades 9-12, are judged separately. Teams may enter in any category except Paper.