The application portal for the 2022 Northeast Georgia National History Day Regional Contest will open on December 1, 2021.



Students from 32 northeast Georgia counties in grades 6-12 are invited to compete in the 2022 Northeast Georgia National History Day Regional Contest. Winners will advance to the state-level virtual 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.

Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, ConsequencesNational 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 (Debate & Diplomacy 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. All projects must adhere to general and category-specific rules outlined in the NHD Rule Book.

Contest Entry:
A link to the online Project Application Form will be posted on this page by November 15, 2021. The deadline for applications is Monday, January 17, 2022. 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 may continue working on projects until the date of the contest.

Depending on application volume, Paper and Website entries may be pre-screened, with a limited number of competitors in these categories being selected to compete at the Northeast Georgia regional contest. Applicants will be notified by end of day February 3 of their acceptance status.

The application fee of $10.00 per student (not per team) must be received by Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Please make check 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 the classroom learning objectives, and much more..
  4. The National Archives website has a number of resources supporting National History Day.

Application Deadline:
Monday, January 17, 2022. Paper and Website entries must be completed by this date; applicants in all other categories may continue to work on projects until the date of the regional contest.


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1197 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602
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$10 per student – must be received by Wednesday, January 19, 2022National History Day

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.