New York City History Day


New York City History Day (NYCHD) is a program where students in grades 6-12 create projects based on original historical research and analysis. Students have the opportunity to win prizes and progress to the State and National History Day (NHD) contests.

NYCHD is FREE for all New York City students!

There are no entrance fees associated with New York City History Day and the Center for Brooklyn History will cover fees for students who qualify for the State and National Contest. Travel scholarships are also be available. NYCHD invites entries in the junior (middle school) and senior (high school) divisions for the following categories: Documentary, Exhibit, Paper, Performance, and Website.

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Key Dates

Registration for the 2025 Contest will open in January 2025! Check back in September for information on the 2025 contest, "Rights and Responsibilities in History."

  • Registration for New York City History Day: January 2 - February 4, 2025
  • Virtual Judging: Documentaries, Papers, and Websites: February 13 - March 2, 2025
  • In-Person Judging: Exhibits and Performances: Sunday, March 2, 2025
  • Award Ceremony: Thursday, March 6, 2025

First and Second place winners of the New York City Contest will be eligible for the New York State contest held at SUNY Oneonta on Sunday, April 27, 2025. CBH can help students and families participating plan for the trip and provide transportation and lodging. The First and Second place winners at the State level will be eligible for the National Contest held at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD June 8 - 12, 2025. CBH can provide financial assistance for students going to NHD.

Workshops

There are no upcoming workshops, please check back soon.


New York City History Day is generously supported by the Rose M. Badgeley Residuary Charitable Trust and the Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund.

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Register for NYC History Day

Registration for History Day is now closed. Check back in September for more information on the 2025 contest.

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We Need Judges!

Volunteer judges make our contest possible. Register to judge NYC History Day. Judging is available virtually or in person here. Check back in September for more information and registration dates.

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