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

On to Nationals!

We're excited to announce that 11 New York City students are advancing from the New York state competition on to National History Day 2022 in College Park, MD.

NYCHD Students Going to Nationals

  • Joanna Fabian, Hellenic Classical Charter School
  • Lorenzo Guaman, Hellenic Classical Charter School
  • Maria Manouselakis, Hellenic Classical Charter School
  • Cecilia McConnaughy, Hellenic Classical Charter School
  • Ariana Mendez, Hellenic Classical Charter School
  • Salma Aouissi, PS 49 Dorothy Bonawit Kole
  • Juliette Bonello, PS 49 Dorothy Bonawit Kole
  • Lawson Wright, Horace Mann School
  • Noa Abehassera, Manhattan Day School
  • Pierce Wright, Home/Parent Advisor
  • June Dorsch, Poly Prep Country Day School

CONGRATULATIONS to you all and good luck at Nationals!


Click here to see a full list of NYCHD 2022 winners in all categories. 

WATCH the NYCHD 2022 Awards Ceremomy

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. Read more about how NHD helps students succeed.

Registration is LIVE! Students ready to submit projects, teachers, and judges can register here. Registration closes on February 28th. 

The 2022 New York City History Day contest will be virtual. We recognize that it is important to make a decision on contest format in order to let you all prepare projects accordingly, and we also recognize that there are too many factors out of our control right now to allow us to assume we could plan an in-person event. We hope that the state and national contests will be in person this year; students preparing exhibit and performance projects should prepare projects that could be presented in person at state and national levels. Full details on project submission for the virtual contest are listed on our Resources for Students webpage.

Registration for the 2022 contest will begin on January 30, 2022 for students, judges, and teachers. However, teachers are strongly encouraged to pre-register starting January 4, 2022. Since all student participants need to link their project to a registered teacher from their school, it will make students' submssion process seamless if their teachers are already registered. Teachers can find the pre-registraion link on our Resources for Teachers webpage

New York City History Day invites entries in the junior (middle school) and senior (high school) divisions for the following categories. Watch videos with tips and guidelines for each category on our video page

Click on each category to see examples of amazing projects from last year:

Physical Exhibits
Digital Exhibits

All categories allow individual or group (up to five students) entries, with the exception of the paper category which only allows individual entries. Each school may promote three projects per category per division (including three group and three individual entries in the same category). Schools with more History Day projects that wish to run their own school-wide contest to decide on NYC contest entries may be in touch with us at [email protected] for ideas on planning a school contest.

The 2022 NYCHD contest will be held in March 2022; top entries will be invited to advance to state and national contests. 

Watch our Virtual Kickoff!

NYCHD 2022 Contest Timeline

Interested in hearing more from us about the 2023 New York City History Day contest?

Stay in the loop by filling out our contact form or emailing us at [email protected].

NYCHD 2021 was amazing! Watch our March 26, 2021 virtual award ceremony

Download a list of 2021 New York City History Day award winners.

We're here to help. Check out resources at the links below, or send us an email

Explore Resources for Students | Explore Resources for Teachers

New York City History Day is partially supported by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation.

CBH Education is generously supported by The Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, Epstein Teicher Philanthropies, Nissan Foundation, The Pine Tree Foundation, and National Grid.