National History Day Competition 2018 Supported by Churchill Archive for Schools

The 2018 theme is Conflict and Compromise in History

The National Contest for the National History Day® competition is the final stage of a series of contests at local and state/affiliate levels. Students begin their journey by presenting their projects in classrooms, schools, and districts around the world. Top entries are invited to the state/affiliate level contests. The top two entries in every category at the state/affiliate level are then invited to the National Contest.

The 2018 National Contest will be held June 10-14, 2018 at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Each year the National History Day competition frames students’ research within a specific historical theme.

“The intentional selection of the theme for NHD is to provide an opportunity for students to push past the antiquated view of history as mere facts and dates and drill down into historical content to develop perspective and understanding.”

The theme is chosen for the broad application to world, national, or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. This year’s theme is Conflict and Compromise in History.

Explore free resources from the Churchill Archive to use for your NHD project.

To enter the National History Day Contest start by reading the Creating a Project page and contacting your State/Affiliate Coordinator to inquire about entering at the local or school level of your contest. The top two entries in each category at the Affiliate Contest level will be invited to the National Contest.

You can find all of the National History Day 2018 Partner Resources here.


The full Churchill Archive is available online and contains 800,000 pages of original historical documents from 1874 to 1965. If you would like to request free access to the full Churchill Archive for your school, you can use this form or send an email to this address.

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