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Regional History Day

What is History Day?

History Day is a nationally acclaimed history education program that encourages middle school and high school students to become writers, filmmakers, web designers, playwrights, and artist as they create unique interpretations of the past. History Day makes history come alive through active student learning and provides educators with professional development opportunities.

Students can enter one of five categories of competition (papers, exhibits, performances, documentaries, and websites) in the junior division - grades 6th through 8th - and senior division - grades 9th through 12th. They can work as individuals or in groups in every category except the paper.

Students can participate at their local school or enter a regional contest. The 2018 Eastern Washington Regional History Day contest will be held on February 24, 2018, at Eastern Washington University (please see dates and links below). This regional competition is being sponsored by the College of Social Sciences and the Department of History at EWU. The top three winners of each category may continue onto the Washington State History Day competition, which is sponsored by the Washington State Historical Society ( Winners of the State competition can attend the National History Day contest June 10th-14th, 2018 (

2018 Eastern Washington Regional History Day Dates & Information:

  • Registration will open January 1, 2018 and close on February 12th at 5:00pm.
  • A $15.00 registration fee per student using debit/credit is payable through the registration page.  Checks (clearly marked with participant(s) name(s) may be mailed to:  History Dept. - EWU, 103 Patterson Hall, Cheney, WA  99004 or delivered at contest check-in.  Debit/credit cards will not be accepted the day of the contest.  Schools paying for students registration with a P.O. should notify contest host beforehand.
  • Essays are due on February 12th at 5:00pm and only digital copies sent via email will be accepted. Please send them as either Word or PDF attachments. Google Docs will not be accepted.  All essays need to be submitted to·
  • The websites will also be locked on February 12th at 5:00pm.

2018 Eastern Regional History Day Registration and Payment links


History Day Students

History Day Stan Lee Board

History Day Student with Project

Tragic Times in American History

History Day Students with Presentation

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