2021 National History Day

2021 NHD Theme: Communication in History: The Key to Understanding

2022 NHD Theme: Debate & Diplomacy in History

Eligible Region 5 counties include:

Blair, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland, Snyder, and Union.

Region 5 Competition Date and Location:

Region 5 Competition Date: April 9, 2021

Location: Virtually

Official Zoom Awards Ceremony: Friday, April 9th, at 2:00 p.m. VIA Zoom (link emailed to teachers)

PROJECT DUE DATE: Projects must be uploaded to the registration system by the registration deadline.

WEBSITE LOCKOUT DATE: Websites will lock for judging at 3PM on April 1, 2021.


To register:

Please read all instruction carefully. Contact Jeff Hawks if you have questions, concerns, or issues with registration.

  1. Teachers should register first. Use the link below to navigate to the contest page, then use the box in the lower right hand corner to create an account. After you create your account, you will have to log in to complete your registration. If your school is not on the list please let me know by emailing Jeff the name and address of the school.
  2. Students competing in the individual categories can register once their teacher is registered. For payment information, please see below.
  3. Students competing as groups should follow this procedure:
    1. Student 1 registers, creates the entry, and gets the entry key number from the ZFairs system.
    2. The other students register, and use the entry key number to link themselves to the project.

Payment Information:

The ZFairs system allows students and teachers to generate invoices through the store. Teachers can generate invoices for students singly or in groups by going into the store and clicking on the students tab. Student can create invoices in the store under their own registration.

Checks should be made out to the CIU10 and mailed to:

ATTN: Diane Hubona
345 Link Road
West Decatur, PA 16878

Registration payment must be received before the competition date.

PLEASE BE CAREFUL NOT TO GENERATE DUPLICATE INVOICES. If you think you have done so, please contact Jeff Hawks.

Region 5 NHD Calendar

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the CIU10 will be hosting NHD virtually this year!

Registration Begins:   Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 8:30 AM
Registration Ends:   Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 3:00 PM
Student Information Freeze:   Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 3:00 PM
Contest Starts:   Friday, April 09, 2021 at 8:30 AM
Contest Ends:   Friday, April 09, 2021 at 3:30 PM
Judging Starts:   Friday, April 02, 2021 at 10:00 AM

For more information, contact or visit:

NHD in PA State Coordinator Jeff Hawks at eddirector@armyheritage.org or 717-258-1102

NHD Region 5 Coordinator Diane Hubona at dhubona@ciu10.org

National History Day

National History Day in PA

NHD YouTube Channel

2021 State Contest

The 2021 NHD in PA State Contest will take place online from May 7 to May 10, 2021.

Opening Ceremony:  9 AM Friday, May 7, 2021

Awards Ceremony:  9 AM Monday, May 10, 2021

NHD in PA and the Army Heritage Center Foundation are proud to partner with the University of Scranton, virtual host for the 2021 State Contest.

For more information on the state contest, visit the State Contest Registration Page or contact the Foundation’s Education Department.

2021 Video Resources

2021 NHD Theme Video​

2021 Theme Webinar

2021 Theme Graphic Organizer