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 2024 district contest contact and competition date below by county. This page is updated throughout the fall.

  • Allegany County
    Contest Date
    TBD
    Location
    Allegany High School

    Ms. Kayla Hutson
    Allegany County Public Schools
    Email

  • Anne Arundel County

    Contest Date
    TBA
    Location
    TBA

    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
    TBA
    Location
    TBA

    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
    TBA
    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
    TBA
    Location
    TBA

    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
    TBA
    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
    TBA
    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
    TBA
    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
    TBA
    Location
    TBA

    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

    Students from this county who wish to participate in History Day should contact the person below:

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

  • Frederick County

    Contest Date
    TBA
    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
    TBA
    Location
    TBA

    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
    TBA
    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
    TBA
    Location
    TBA

    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
    TBA
    Location
    TBA

    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
    TBA
    Location
    TBA

    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
    TBA
    Location
    TBA

    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:
    TBA
    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

    Ms. Lori Bock
    Email

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

    Ms. Leah Olsen
    Email

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