District Competitions

In order to be eligible to compete at the state contest, students must compete in the district contest in which their school is located. If your district is not holding a contest, please contact Maryland History Day staff for assistance.

Find your 2023 district contest contact and competition date below by county.

  • Allegany County
    Contest Date
    TBD
    Location
    Allegany High School

    Ms. Kayla Hutson
    Allegany County Public Schools
    Email

  • Anne Arundel County
    Contest Date
    February 11, 2023
    Location
    Broadneck High School

    Ms. Georgia Ladd
    North County High School
    10 E 1st Avenue
    Glen Burnie, MD 21061
    Email

    Ms. Eve Case
    Social Studies Coordinator
    Anne Arundel County Public Schools
    2644 Riva Road
    Annapolis, MD 21401
    Email

  • Baltimore City
    Contest Date
    March 18, 2023
    Location
    Patterson Park High School

    Baltimore City Contest Website

    Ms. Alex Fleming
    Social Studies Specialist
    Baltimore City Public Schools
    200 E. North Avenue
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    Email

    Maryland History Day in Baltimore City is supported in part by the Thalheimer-Eurich Charitable Fund and the Creative Baltimore Fund and Mayor Brandon Scott.

  • Baltimore County
    Contest Date
    March 11, 2023
    Location
    Towson University

    Baltimore County Contest Website

    Joyce Garczynski
    Assistant University Librarian for Communication; Digital Scholarship
    Towson University
    Email

    Maryland History Day in Baltimore County is supported in part by the Citizens of Baltimore County.

  • Calvert County
    Contest Date
    March 11, 2023
    Location
    Calvert High School

    Ms. Nicole Penix
    Social Studies Learning Specialist
    Calvert County Public Schools
    1305 Dares Beach Road
    Prince Frederick, MD 20678
    Email

    Mr. Scott McComb
    Supervisor of Social Studies
    Calvert County Public Schools
    1305 Dares Beach Road
    Prince Frederick, MD 20678
    Email

  • Caroline County
    Contest Date
    March 18, 2023 – Upper Shore Regional Contest
    Location
    Chesapeake College

    Upper Shore Regional Contest Website

    Mr. Jon Marketto
    Supervisor of Instruction
    Caroline County Public Schools
    204 Franklin Street
    Denton, MD 21629
    Email

  • Carroll County
    Contest Date
    Saturday, February 25, 2023

    Location
    Westminster High School

    Carroll Contest Website

    Mr. Ryan Melhorn
    Supervisor of Secondary Social Studies
    Carroll County Public Schools
    125 North Court Street
    Westminster, MD 21157
    Email

  • Cecil County
    Contest Date
    Saturday March 18th, 2023 – Upper Shore Regional
    Location
    Chesapeake College

    Upper Shore Regional Contest Website

    Mr. James Zimmer
    Social Studies Instructional Coordinator
    Cecil County Public Schools
    201 Booth Street
    Elkton, MD 21921
    Email

  • Charles County
    Contest Date
    March 11, 2023
    Location
    St. Charles High School

    Charles Contest Website

    Mr. Jack Tuttle
    Social Studies Content Specialist
    Charles County Public Schools
    5980 Radio Station Road
    P.O. Box 2770
    La Plata, MD 20646
    Email

    Middle School Website
    High School Website

  • Dorchester County
    Contest Date
    TBD – Lower Eastern Shore Regional Contest

    Location
    Salisbury University

    Lower Eastern Shore Contest Website

    Ms. Monique Giddens
    Supervisor of Social Studies & World Language
    Dorchester County Public Schools
    700 Glasgow Street
    Cambridge, MD 21613
    Email

  • Frederick County
    Contest Date
    March 11th, 2023
    Location
    Rose Hill Manor

    Frederick Contest Website

    Ms. Amanda Venable
    Museum Manager
    Rose Hill Manor Park and Museums
    1611 N Market St
    Frederick, MD 21701
    Email

  • Garrett County
    Students and teachers in Garrett County who would like to participate, please contact:

    Ms. Candy Maust
    Northern Middle School
    371 Pride Parkway
    Accident, MD 21520
    Email

  • Harford County
    Students and teachers from Harford County who would like to participate please contact:

    Stephanie Boyle
    Maryland Humanities
    Program Officer
    108 West Centre Street
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    Email

  • Howard County

    Contest Date
    March 4, 2023

    Location
    Long Reach High School

    Howard Contest Website

    Kelly Reichardt
    Secondary Social Studies
    Howard County Public School System
    10910 Clarksville Pike
    Ellicott City, MD 21042
    Email

  • Kent County
    Contest Date
    Saturday March 18th, 2023 – Upper Shore Regional
    Location
    Chesapeake College

    Upper Shore Regional Contest Website

    Stephanie Boyle
    Maryland Humanities
    Program Officer
    108 West Centre Street
    Baltimore, MD 21202
    Email

  • Montgomery County
    Contest Date
    March 4, 2023
    Location
    Northwood High School

    Montgomery Contest Website

    Ms. Abbie Lamb
    Social Studies Teacher, Walt Whitman
    Email

    Ms. Kelli Champagne
    PreK-12 Social Studies Content Specialist
    Carver Educational Services Center
    850 Hungerford Drive, Room 256
    Rockville 20850
    Email

  • Prince George's County

    Contest Date
    March 11, 2023
    Location
    Benjamin Tasker Middle School

    Prince George’s Contest Website

    Ms. Agnes Slaugh
    Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School
    4545 Ammendale Road
    Beltsville, MD 20705
    Email

    Ms. Davlyn Hollie
    Benjamin Tasker Middle School
    4901 Collington Road
    Bowie, MD 20715
    Email

    Ms. Sandra Rose
    Social Studies Supervisor, K-12
    Instructional Services Support Center
    9201 East Hampton Drive
    Capitol Heights, MD 20743
    Email

  • Queen Anne's County
    Contest Date
    March 18th, 2023 – Upper Shore Regional
    Location
    Chesapeake College

    Upper Shore Regional History Day Website

    Mr. Thomas Hayman
    Centreville Middle School
    231 Ruthsburg Road,
    Centreville, MD 21617
    Email

  • Somerset County
    Contest Date
    TBD – Lower Eastern Shore Regional Contest

    Location
    Salisbury University

    Lower Eastern Shore Contest Website

    Ms. Jill Holland
    Supervisor of Social Studies & Media
    Email

  • St. Mary's County
    Contest Date
    March 4, 2023
    Location
    Leonardtown Branch of the St Mary’s County Library

    St. Mary’s Contest Website

    Ms. Katherine Humphries
    Education Coordinator
    Historic Sotterley Plantation
    44300 Sotterley Lane
    PO Box 67
    Hollywood, MD 20636
    Email

  • Talbot County
    Contest Date:
    March 18th, 2023 – Upper Shore Regional Contest
    Location
    Chesapeake College

    Upper Shore Regional Contest Website

    Ms. Jill Ferris
    Director of Education
    Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
    213 North Talbot Street,
    St. Michaels, MD 21663
    Email

  • Washington County
    Contest Date
    Please contact Mr Burhman for details

    Washington County Contest Website

    Mr. Scott Burhman
    High School Social Studies Content Specialist
    Washington County Public Schools
    10435 Downsville Pike
    Hagerstown, MD 21740
    Email

    Ms. Kate Long
    Middle School Social Studies Content Specialist
    Washington County Public Schools
    10435 Downsville Pike
    Hagerstown, MD 21740
    Email

  • Wicomico County
    Contest Date
    TBD – Lower Eastern Shore Regional Contest

    Location
    Salisbury University

    Lower Eastern Shore Contest Website

    Ms. Lori Bock
    Email

  • Worcester County
    Students and teachers from Worcester County who would like to participate please contact:

    Ms. Leah Olsen
    Email

  • I’ve loved judging! It’s exciting to see the passion the middle schoolers have put in their projects. I hope that my critiques have helped strive for excellence throughout their lives.

    Dee Krasnansky, Maryland History Day Judge
  • “The part of History Day that had the most impact on me was seeing all the other entries and entry categories. It was really inspiring to see so many different people of history honored for their leadership and legacy as that was this years theme. You forget that the whole world has a history and there are so many different people and leaders who make up that history. The fact that this day brings together all of us students, our imaginations, our creativity, research skills, and history really reminds you how much of us would be lost if we didn’t remember those who made an impact.”

    ​Maryland History Day student participant
  • “[My son] became a real expert in his topic and, he says, developed a life-long love of history, especially the history of music. I cannot thank you enough for this rare and incredible opportunity.”

    Andrea LeWinter, parent of Maryland History Day participant
  • “My students became more competent researchers, and took ownership of their work. They had total free reign to choose their topic, direct their research, and create their final project.”

    ​Maryland History Day 2015 Teacher
  • “It provided an opportunity for my child to learn through experiential opportunities. He had interviews and tours that were relevant to his topic that helped the history come alive and create unforgettable memories.”

    Maryland History Day 2015 Parent
  • “MHD illustrated the applicability of the study of history to contemporary issues and current events. It was very motivating to converse with the students about their historical topic and observe how they applied it to current events and their own life circumstances.”

    ​Maryland History Day parent
  • “Maryland History Day challenged my daughter to go deeper, deeper in research analysis and presentation. It took her to a whole new level academically.”

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  • “History Day inspired me to become deeply invested in historical topics which I never thought I’d enjoy. It is an amazing experience that has the ability to make learning fun for everyone, no matter what you’re interested in.”

    Addie Skillman, National History Day Gold Winner
  • “By using a variety of sources, I was able to get angles on my topic that I wasn’t able to before. Also, I learned so much about a topic near and dear to my heart that will enrich my learning later in life.”

    Maryland History Day 2015 Student
  • “[The students] learned a variety of ways to present their material and they could focus on what they wanted to learn about. The students had a choice in their learning. It was about their learning NOT what someone else felt they need to learn.”

    ​Maryland History Day teacher
  • “I had never done anything like this before so it was a totally new experience to write a paper, be interviewed, and defend my positions. I now really know how to do research and it has improved my writing skills.”

    ​Maryland History Day 2015 Student
  • “My students went deeper with primary and secondary sources than ever before. They used critical thinking skills and applied the transfer goals and essential questions on a deeper level than they could have in class. It challenged them to think deeper and defend their findings.”

    Maryland History Day 2019 Teacher
  • “The thing that had the most impact were the skills that I got from this project. I developed better hunting skills in terms of looking for reliable sources and I also learned to work hard and not procrastinate to achieve something great.”

    Maryland History Day student participant
  • “I had never done anything like this before so it was a totally new experience to write a paper, be interviewed, and defend my positions. I now really know how to do research and it has improved my writing skills.”

    ​Maryland History Day student
  • “The students are now far more prepared for the high level of scholarship and achievement that will be expected of them in future years. MHD also elevated many other skills too. These include public speaking, the use of technology, learning to collaborate.”

    ​Maryland History Day teacher
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