Congratulations to all participants of the 2024 Northeast Georgia National History Day Regional Contest, and a special congratulations to the 2024 Northeast Georgia NHD Award Winners.

Students who received a medal at the regional contest will advance to the statewide Georgia National History Day Contest organized by LaGrange College and Georgia Humanities Council.

Thank you to the T.R.R. Cobb House for their support of the Northeast Georgia NHD Regional Contest.



Students from 32 northeast Georgia counties in grades 6-12 are invited to compete in the 2024 Northeast Georgia National History Day Regional Contest. Winners will advance to the state-level contest hosted by LaGrange College in April and may then be selected to advance to the national competition hosted by the University of Maryland in College Park, MD.

Turning Points in History 50National History Day actively engages students in middle and high school in the historical process. Over the course of the school year, students select a topic related to this year's theme (Turning Points in History). Students engage in a program of research, using both primary and secondary sources, designed to investigate their topic and answer specific research questions. Students then showcase their research in one of the following categories: Exhibit, Paper, Website, Documentary, or Performance.

All entries regardless of category include a written component known as the 'process paper,' which discusses the reasoning behind the project, the research process, and the significance of the topic to the theme. Students must also prepare and submit an annotated bibliography.

Contest Entry:
A link to the online Project Application Form will be posted on this page by November 15, 2023. The deadline for applications is Monday, January 22, 2024. Paper category applicants must submit their papers via the online application portal by this date. Website category applicants may not edit their websites after this date. Applicants in all other categories must submit their written materials by February 5 but may otherwise continue working on projects until the date of the contest.

All projects must follow the formatting and content requirements in the NHD Rule Book. For the Website category, website entries must be created using the NHD website editor. No other website formats will be accepted.

The application fee of $10.00 per student (not per team) must be received by Friday, January 26, 2024. Please make checks payable to “University of Georgia,” and write the applicant’s name in the memo line. Mail payments to:

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

Resources for Teachers and Students:

  1. The National History Day Rule Book provides important (and crucial!) information about selecting a topic, conducting your research, and readying your project for competition. All NHD participants should carefully review the rule book.
  2. Students and teachers who are interested in participating in the Northeast Georgia National History Day contest should explore the resources available on the National History Day website.
  3. The LaGrange College National History Day website is an excellent online resource for students and teachers to learn about finding and using primary sources, developing captivating research topics, incorporating NHD projects into classroom learning objectives, and much more.
  4. LaGrange College has developed an excellent Student Guide to help students get started with their NHD projects.
  5. The National Archives website has a number of resources supporting National History Day.

National History Day


UGA Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
United States
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. Students may work individually or in groups of two to five. (Exception: The Paper category only allows for individual projects, no groups.)