Rules and Contest

Chicago Metro History Day

National History Day Rules

National History Day® (NHD) programs are open to all students and teachers without regard to race, religion, physical abilities, economic status, gender, or sexual orientation. NHD staff and coordinators strive to accommodate students with disabilities.

Familiarize yourself with the NHD Rule Book. CMHD uses the NHD rule book at all levels of competition.

Read this Contest Rule Book carefully before you begin work on your entry. Because this book is updated every few years, be certain you are using the most current edition.

Dates and Deadlines

Check out our 2023 Dates and Deadlines to help plan your academic year.

Intent to Participate Form

Complete the Intent to Participate form for the 2022-23 school year as soon as possible (due by December 1, 2022).