Important Dates & Times

Friday January 01, 2021 at 9:00 AM
Monday March 01, 2021 at 11:59 AM
Tuesday March 23, 2021 at 11:59 PM
Saturday April 03, 2021 at 8:30 AM
Saturday April 03, 2021 at 5:30 PM
Saturday April 03, 2021 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 2021 is "Communication in History: The Key to Understanding." 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.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions at UVM, the 2021 state contest will be an all virtual contest. Judging will take place via Zoom on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Results will be announced at the Virtual Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 9, 2021. The 2021 National History Day contest will also be a virtual contest.

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 new judging forms for the 2021 contest.

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