Montgomery County History Day



For a downloadable PDF flyer with information about judging, please click here.


Thank you to the 2020 History Day Sponsors! 




The National History Day Competition is a transformative learning experience for middle and high school students in which they learn about history hands-on by creating projects centered around a theme; in 2020, it is “Breaking Barriers in History.” Through months of research using primary and secondary sources, students create and present a presentation in one of five formats: paper, exhibit, documentary, performance, or website. 


For the first time History Day is now written into the MCPS curriculum for 7th grade advanced learners, something Montgomery History has been working to achieve for the past five years. As a result, the number of young people participating is exploding from a few hundred to over 4,000!


MCPS students who compete at the school level and are chosen to go onto the county level will compete on Saturday, February 29, at Northwood High School. Winners will then advance to the state level and those winners will advance to the national competition held at the University of Maryland, College Park, this year from June 14-18.  


If you are an MCPS student, teacher, parent, or administrator interested in participating, or if you would like to get involved as a volunteer judge, please contact MCPS History Day Coordinator Patricia Carballo. You can also sign up to become a judge online. 


If you’d like to become a sponsor of the local History Day competition, please contact Matthew Logan, Executive Director, or Sarah Marsteller, Development and Communications Manager. 





The following special awards were monetary prizes awarded annually at the local level by Montgomery History and generous donors within the Montgomery County community:


African American Heritage (Sponsored by Heritage Montgomery)

Citizenship Participation (Sponsored by League of Women Voters of Montgomery County, Inc.)


2019 contest results
2018 contest results
2017 contest results
2016 contest results
2015 contest results