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Brooklyn Public Library’s Center for Brooklyn History is the 2021 host of NYC History Day!

What is the New York City History Day contest?

New York City History Day is the regional contest for National History Day (NHD), a program that provides over half a million students each year the opportunity to excel at historical research, interpretation and creative expression. We are excited to host the New York City regional contest virtually this year from the Center for Brooklyn History; top entries will be invited to advance to state and national contests. Read more about how NHD helps students succeed.

Join us for a free info session on December 2nd, 2020 to learn more.

This year’s competition is virtual and free for 6th to 12th grade students. The opportunities and resources that our network of History Day partner cultural institutions offer will be a wonderful compliment to virtual and project-based learning this school year. Let us know if you'd like to receive updates about the contest.

What will the virtual contest look like?

As in previous years, students can enter in a variety of categories: paper, performance, documentary, exhibit and website. Full details on all the entry types are available through the new NHD Rule Book.

Students have the opportunity to begin their research projects now; keep an eye open for official contest registration in late January, 2021. The NYC History Day contest will take place in March 2021. 

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