Dr. Kristen D. Rex, Allison Avery and Jenny Pennington discuss how museums, teachers, volunteers, and students can get involved with National History Day Arizona, an opportunity to engage students in project based learning, aligning with many Arizona State Standards in ELA/Social Studies, and developing passion for history for students in 4th-12th grade.:

NHDAZ Events, Workshops, and Competitions

Competition Dates & Locations:

  • East: 2/24 – University of Arizona – Chandler – 3rd floor of 55 N Arizona Pl, Chandler, AZ 85225 
  • West: 3/2 – Northwest Christian High School – 16401 N. 43rd Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85083
  • South: 3/16 – Arizona History Museum – 949 E. 2nd St. Tucson, AZ 85719 
  • North: 3/23 – Northern Arizona University – Liberal Arts Building – 705 S. Beaver St. Flagstaff, AZ 86011 
  • NEW Southwest – TBD – Yuma, AZ area 
  • State: 4/13 – Arizona State University – Memorial Union Building – 301 E. Orange St., Tempe, AZ 85281
2024 Theme Book – Turning Points in History
  • 2024 Theme Book
  • Now introducing the theme for the 50th anniversary season of NHD: Turning Points in History

Watch the video!

Learn more on the NHD website.

National History Day in Arizona is supported by the Historical League, Inc.

Students and Parents

NHDAZ Students! We’re excited for another NHD cycle! Here you will find information about researching, how to access workshops, and other resources to help you create the best project possible! 

History Education Workshops

Hear about NHD from a NHD teacher! The following video is a presentation by Ellen Miller of Tempe, who is one of our amazing teachers that participate in NHDAZ!

To register for contests, please select the desired contest Not sure which contest you are supposed to attend? Email [email protected]

Regional Contests: 

Contest FAQs: 

Judges and Volunteers

Thank you so much for being interested in volunteering your time to judge for NHDAZ! Your commitment to the students of Arizona does not go unnoticed and is greatly appreciated.

​In order to be qualified to judge, please follow the steps below:

  1. Email [email protected] and let us know you’re interested in volunteering.
  2.  Once we receive your email, you will receive the link to the volunteer website and event information. You will also be sent three forms:

3. Be sure to fill out any required forms at least 1 week BEFORE the date of competition. Email forms to: [email protected]
4.Go to ZFairs and register for your desired contest!

Judges Resources:

Judging Instructions by Category:

Judging Evaluation Forms by Category:

If you have any questions please reach out to [email protected].

*Coming Soon!*

Coming Soon!

Special Awards Nomination Process

Students who are promoted to the State competition can self-nominate or be nominated by their teacher. Students will self-nominate during the State competition registration. Teachers should notify the NHDAZ coordinator of students they would like to nominate for the awards. Students can only be nominated for TWO AWARDS. The project that the students submit to the NHDAZ State competition is the project that the special awards committee will evaluate. Students must write a justification for nominating themselves for awards. Unless otherwise specified, NHDAZ will select Special Awards Judges to choose winners. Students selected for awards will be notified at the State Award Ceremony.


*** 2024 Special Awards will be coming soon! ***

Arizona Historical Society