Registration, Due Dates, Fees, and Important Info

Registration Dates and Deadlines


Registration for 2018 has closed


Category Submission Rules and Deadlines for OHD and NHD

Use the NHD Rule Book as your project guide.


Web sites will be locked at 5:00pm, Friday April 13, 2018, and will be re-opened on Monday, May 7, 2018. Please plan accordingly and “Publish” your site before the deadline; otherwise, the judges will not be able to view it.

Websites must be created using the nhd.weebly portal. Follow instructions under Get started here. Please note that NO paperwork is required in advance. Bibliographies and process papers must be integrated into the Website in accordance with the NHD Rule Book.


Four (4) copies of papers (including title page and annotated bibliography) must be received by Oregon Historical Society prior to the contest.

  • Hand-delivered papers must be received at Oregon Historical Society by 5 pm, Friday, April 13, 2018.
  • Mailed papers must be postmarked by Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Please collate papers so each set includes one title page, one paper, and one bibliography. Do not place papers in binders, folders, or other covers. Print papers and supporting materials on 8-1/2" x 11" white paper, using 12-point font minimum and 1-inch margins, and staple each set together.

Send all papers to

Kristen Pilgrim
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205 

Exhibit, Documentary & Performance Category

No paperwork is required before the contest. All materials including the process paper and the bibliography should be brought to the state contest.

Oregon History Day (state contest) Fees

Send your check along with the Signature Document after you have registered online.

$5 per teacher - due Thursday April 19, 2018
$25 per student - due Thursday April 19, 2018

Check must be payable (made out to) to Oregon Historical Society.  Payment must be postmarked by Thursday April 19, 2018.

Mail check or P.O. to:

Oregon Historical Society
c/o Kristen Pilgrim
1200 SW Park Ave.
Portland, Oregon

Important Note: Be sure to note the participant's name and schools when submitting payment.

Oregon History Day Location Info

Oregon History Day will take place on Saturday, May 5 at Concordia University in Portland.

Timeline for Important Dates

Monday, March 12, 2018, 8:00 am – Oregon History Day Round 1 Registration opens

Monday, March 26, 2018, midnight – Oregon History Day Round 1 Registration closes

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 8:00 am – Oregon History Day Round 2 Registration opens

Monday, April 9, 2018, midnight – Oregon History Day Round 2 Registration closes (or earlier if full)

Monday, April 9, 2018, 8:00 am – Oregon History Day Round 3 Registration opens

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 – National History Day Registration opens

Thursday, April 12, 2018, 11:59 pm – Oregon History Day Round 3 Registration closes

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 5:00pm – State Contest Papers are due (must be post marked by April 12, 2018)

Friday, April 13, 2018 at 5:00pm – State Contest Websites are locked (they will reopen on May 7, 2018)

Thursday April 19, 2018 – Signature Document and Check Due (mail-in, see above for address)

Saturday, May 5, 2018 – Oregon State Contest, Concordia University, Portland

Tuesday, May 15, at 8:59 pm – National History Day Registration closes (all papers and websites due by this date)

Sunday June 10 – Thursday June 14, 2018 – National History Day Contest

2018 National History Day® Contest in Maryland: June 10 – 14, 2018

Registration opens: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Registration closes: Tuesday, May 15, at 8:59 pm. Papers and Websites are also due by this date and time.

Web Site Lock-Out: Locked at 8:59 pm on Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Paper Upload: Due by 8:59 pm on Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Due to NHD Before Contest (must be received in the national office)

Paper Entries (4 hard copies) – this is in addition to the upload: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Scholarship Applications – including transcripts: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Check Payments: Friday, May 25, 2018
Shipping to NHD contest: June 4 - 8, 2018


$150 per Student
$60 per Teacher attending