State Contest

Winners from district contests compete at the state contest for the chance to participate in the Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest in College Park, Maryland. This year's National History Day in Iowa State Contest will be held May 8, 2017 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.

State Contest Registration

Congratulations on advancing to the state contest! Be sure to read the State Contest Guide before you register. All state contest entries must complete online registration by April 21.

  • Register each individual project separately.
  • Register each group project once and include all participant names when prompted.

Entry Fee

Please check with your teacher to determine how your entry fee should be paid. Entry fees are $20.00 per student for senior and junior divisions and $15 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 received in the state office by May 1 (this is not a postmark deadline). 

Paper Submissions

Papers must be submitted online by April 24.

Special Awards and Scholarships