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Maryland History Day

Updated as of June 18, 2024.

About Maryland History Day 2024

Throughout Maryland, students competed in District Contests in February and March, focusing on the 2024 Maryland History Day Contest theme, “Turning Points in History.” The District Competition web page contains contest and contact information for each Maryland county. The statewide Maryland History Day contest was held in person on May 4, 2024, at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC). Notably, Maryland also hosted the 2024 National History Day Contest June 9-13, 2024, at College Park!


“For middle and high school students who participate, Maryland History Day sparks critical thinking, and helps develop skills in research and analysis, writing, and public speaking.

Working solo or in small groups, students create original documentaries, exhibits, performances, research papers or websites exploring a breadth of historical topics within an annual theme. Students progress through competitions at the school, district, state, and national levels. Students from public, private, parochial, home, and cyber schools are welcome to participate.  District contests are held throughout Maryland every February and March.”


  • Students in Maryland in grades Six through Twelve
    • Junior Division—grades 6, 7, and 8
    • Senior Division—grades 9, 10, 11, and 12


  • Typically, early April  


  • Documentary
  • Exhibit
  • Paper
  • Performance
  • Website



NOTE: “National History Day (NHD) programs are open to all students and teachers without regard to race, sex, religion, physical abilities, economic status, or sexual orientation. NHD does not discriminate against, or limit participation by, physically challenged students. NHD staff and affiliate coordinators strive to accommodate students with special needs.”

Reach Out to the Bridges Technical Assistance Center

If you wish, the Free Bridges Helpdesk will help you determine any needed accommodations and make a request for those. This is great preparation for the future!!

Contact the Bridges Helpdesk for More Information

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Text: Send to: (410) 357-1546

Voice mail: Call (410) 357-1546, leave a voice mail message, and we will return your call

This unique project is being coordinated through The IMAGE Center of Maryland, a center for independent living in Towson, and it is funded by a grant from the Maryland Department of Education Division of Special Education/Early Intervention Services.

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