Winners from district contests compete at the state contest for the chance to participate in the National History Day Contest in College Park, Maryland. The 2018 National History Day State Contest will be held April 30, 2018 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.
|State Contest Schedule||Date|
|Registration Deadline||Registration deadline was April 10 at 11:59 p.m. CDT|
|Website Lockout||April 16 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) CDT|
|Papers Due||April 16 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) CDT|
|State Contest||April 30|
|Websites Available||May 1|
Please review the final schedule for state contest. The schedule is subject to change, however you will be contacted if any changes are made before the contest.
Please check with your teacher to determine how your entry fee should be paid. Entry fees are $20.00 per student for the junior and senior divisions and $15.00 per student for the youth division. Group projects must include $20.00 for each student in the group, not $20.00 per entry. Entry fees must be recieved in the state office by April 23 (this is not a postmark deadline).
- Credit Card
- Purchase Order – Schools should contact the state coordinator at email@example.com to initiate a purchase order.
- Check – Send checks and completed Check Form to:
National History Day in Iowa
State Historical Society of Iowa
600 E. Locust St.
Des Moines, IA 50319
If participating in the Historical Paper category, submit a PDF of your paper online by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Monday, April 16.
Paper file names should adhere to the following format:
- Format: paper-division-lastname-firstname.pdf
- Junior Example: paper-junior-boland-vania.pdf
- Senior Example: paper-senior-boland-vania.pdf
Outstanding Young Historian Scholarship
Friends of National History Day in Iowa will sponsor one senior division scholarship in the amount of $1,000. Complete the application (Microsoft Word) and submit by April 10 to be eligible.
St. Ambrose University Scholarship
St. Ambrose University will award a $1,500.00 per year ($750.00 per semester) for four years of consecutive attendance at St. Ambrose. Students are asked to submit an application and a 400 word maximum personal essay. Scholarship forms can be mailed to: Atten: Vickie Logan St. Ambrose University 518 W. Locust Street Davenport, IA 52801