Important Dates & Times

Wednesday January 05, 2022 at 9:00 AM
Tuesday March 08, 2022 at 11:59 PM
Friday March 25, 2022 at 11:00 PM
Saturday April 02, 2022 at 8:30 AM
Saturday April 02, 2022 at 5:30 PM
Saturday April 02, 2022 at 10:00 AM

VHSlogoNHD.jpgAs a condition of my participation, I affirm that the entry submitted was researched and developed during this current school year and that my entry adheres to all general National History Day project rules, as well as those applying to my specific category.

I understand that Vermont History Day will not be responsible for loss or damage to exhibits and personal belongings during the day's activities, and release Vermont History Day from any claims or liabilities of any kind whatsoever, arising from or related to my participation in these activities.

I understand that photographs taken of me or my project may be used by the Vermont Historical Society to promote Vermont History Day.


Vermont History Day

Vermont History Day is an exciting education program coordinated by the Vermont Historical Society. Vermont History Day encourages students to develop research and critical thinking skills through project-based learning and the study of history while providing students the opportunity to share their projects at the annual state contest. Vermont History Day is affiliated with National History Day. The program is open to Vermont students in grades five through twelve and home study students ages 10 to 18.

Working individually or in small groups (up to 5), students choose a topic related to the National History Day annual theme, which in 2022 is "Debate & Diplomacy in History: Successes, Failures, Consequences." The topic can relate to Vermont history or US history or world history. Vermont History Day is a great venue for personalized learning.

Students conduct research online and in libraries, museums, and historical societies, and interview experts on their topic. Using evidence from primary sources, the students share their knowledge in the format of their choice: exhibits, websites, documentaries, performances or papers.

The entries are then judged by local historians, educators, and other professionals at the state contest. Through their work, students gain a deeper understanding of how people, cultures, and events affect the course of history.

As of fall 2021, we are planning for an in-person contest at UVM on Saturday, April 2nd, 2022. We will reasses in January and adjust plans as needed. 

Learn more at

VHSlogoNHD.jpgSee details on the Vermont History Day website:


Group Documentary
Group Exhibit
Group Performance
Group Website
Individual Documentary
Individual Exhibit
Individual Performance
Individual Website

VHSlogoNHD.jpgJudges will be evaluating projects based on Historical Quality and Clarity of Presentation. There are updated judging forms for the 2022 contest.

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