n.an academic program and competition related to an annual theme that engages students in advanced history research; intended for students in elementary and secondary schools with competitions at the local, state, and national levelNHD 2020The largest NHD program is the National History Day Contest that encourages more than half a million students around the world to conduct historical research on a topic of their choice. Students enter these projects at the local and affiliate levels, with top students advancing to the National Contest at the University of Maryland at College Park.the nonprofit organization that runs the competition as well as teacher institutes and workshops, established in 1974NHD 2020National History Day (NHD) is a non-profit education organization based in College Park, Maryland. NHD offers year-long academic programs that engage over half a million middle- and high-school students around the world annually in conducting original research on historical topics of interest. Since 1974, NHD has continuously improved history education by providing professional development opportunities and curriculum materials for educators.
National History Day was the 2014 recipient of the Society of American Archivists’ J. Franklin Jameson Archival Advocacy Award for promoting greater public awareness, appreciation, and support of archives.