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Students advancing from Maryland History Day to National History Day competition can take advantage of our electronic review process.

Experts will provide a thorough project review with constructive critique for improvement in quality and competitiveness. Electronic review will be provided for student advancers on a first-come, first-served basis. Submissions will not be reviewed until all components are received. Although we do our best, we cannot guarantee that all projects will be reviewed. Projects that are reviewed will be returned in time to meet National deadlines.

Deadlines for project submission: Papers and Websites: Monday, May 1st. Documentaries, Exhibits and Performances: Monday, May 15th.

If you have questions, please email Grace Leatherman at

Get one on one History Day help by attending one of the many Library Research Days offered near you! The topics range from picking your project, finding primary resources, and much more.

Anne Arundel County

  • Anne Arundel County Public Library– Thursday, October 12, 2017- 6:30pm @Edgewater Library

Baltimore City

  • Maryland Historical Society– October 14, November 11, and December 2. Sessions run from 10am to 1pm. Cost: $15 per student. To register, call 410.685.3750 x 324 or email.
  • Enoch Pratt Free Library– October 4, 2017, 4:00-6:30pm @Roland Park Branch

Carroll County

  • Carroll County Public Library, Finksburg Branch October 6, 2017 2:00-5:00pm

Charles County

  • College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus- October 5, 2017, 6:00-7:00pm @Dr. Elaine Ryan Library Auditorium; October 5, 2017, 7:30-8:30pm @Dr. Elaine Ryan Library Auditorium. Register here!

Howard County

  • Howard County Public Library– September 25, 2017, 6:30pm @ Central Branch; September 27, 2017, 7:00pm @ Miller Branch; October 3,  2017, 7pm @ Glenwood; October 21, 2017 4 pm @ Savage Branch. Find more information and registration here!

Prince George’s County

  • Greenbelt Middle School– October 7, 2017, 10:00-12:00pm; November 11, 2017; December 7, 2017 Find registration details and additional information here.

Queen Anne’s County

  • Chesapeake College October 15, 2017, 1:00-4:00pm
  • Queen Anne’s County Public Library, Centreville Branch, November 4, 2017; Kent Island Branch, November 11, 2017
  • Queen Anne’s County Historical Society, Centreville, November 4, 2017
  • Kent Island Heritage League, Chester, November 11, 2017

Washington D.C.

  • National Archives, October 28, 2017, 11:00-2:00pm; November 11, 2017 10:00-1:00pm; December 2, 2017 10:00-1:00pm; December 9, 2017 10:00-1:00pm. Please email here to register.
  • “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
  • “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 think the continual process of improving her research and presentation through the various levels of competition has been incredibly valuable. It has caused her to dig deeper in her research and build upon and refine her work and presentation.”

    ​Maryland History Day parent
  • 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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “The researching and communicating skills have made me a more confident person in all academic endeavors. These are skills that will last me a lifetime.”

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

    ​Maryland History Day parent
  • “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 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
  • “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
  • “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
  • “[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
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