Welcome to the Montgomery County District Contest

Important Dates & Times

Congratulations to the State Winners in the Exhibit and Performance Categories!


Congratulations to the State Winners in the Paper, Documentary and Website Categories!

State Winners!.pdf

These finalists will advance to the National Contest.

Congratulations to these Special Prize Winners!


Congratulations Mr. Ben Israel of North Bethesda Middle School for being selected the Montgomery District History Day Teacher of the Year!


Congratulations to our 2020 Montgomery History Day Winners!

These finalists will advance to the state contest:

2020 Junior Rankings  - Sheet1_1.pdf

2020 Senior Rankings  - Sheet1.pdf

Here is the latest information about the state virtual contest:

Advancers to States Handouts - using z fairs (2)_1.pdf

Maryland History Day 2020 Instructions for Students.pdf


The National Contest will also be virtual this year:



Montgomery County History Day 2020

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Northwood High School

919 University Blvd W

Silver Spring, MD.LWVMontgomeryCounty_rgb-300x56.jpg








Montgomery History Day 2020

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Northwood High School

Congratulations on advancing to the county contest! You will find your judging time and location here:

Junior Division Schedule.pdf

Senior Division Schedule.pdf

Parking Information for Northwood High School for NHD Feb 29.

Park in the yellow area, enter the school at the main entrance near the red X.

NHS Student Parking and Entrance.png

Student Conduct:

Students are expected to conduct themselves, both in person and online, in a manner that brings credit to themselves, their schools, and the affiliates they represent. Chaperones are responsible for the behavior of the students in their charge.

There is one "hang out" room in each hallway. Students, parents, and teachers are asked not to congregate in the hallways as the areas must be kept quiet for the judging process. Please wait in the hang out room or in the main lobby.

Computer Access

For students doing documentaries and websites: A computer and Promethean Board are available in all judging locations. There is no need to bring your own computer or projection device. However, please ensure that your project is accessible with the appropriate sharing settings. 


For students doing exhibits: You should register between 8:30-8:45 and take your exhibit to the cafeteria to set it up. All exhibits must be in place by 9:00 am. First round judging will take place from 9:15-11:00, with finals judging taking place from 11:00-1:00.Students do not need to be present for finals judging.

After all of the judging is completed at 1:00 you can enter the cafeteria to view all of the exhibits. You must take your exhibit with you when you leave. Exhibits will be on display in the cafeteria for viewing from 1:00-3:00. However, if you must leave during that time it is OK to take your project with you.

The Schedule for February 29:

8:30 Student registration begins in the auditorium lobby. Students must register at least 30 minutes prior to their judging time. Students should be at their judging location 15 minutes prior to their judging time.

9:00 a.m. All exhibits must be in place in the cafeteria. Students will not be allowed to enter the cafeteria once the judging begins unless it is their judging time. All exhibits must be set up by 9:00 am, even if the student's judging time is much later. 

9:15-1:00 Judging

1:00-3:00 pm Exhibits open for public viewing in the cafeteria

3:15 Awards Ceremony in the auditorium

Breaking Barriers In  History

Welcome Judges!

8:00-8:30 am: Judge check-in and breakfast provided by The Bullis School in the Media Center

8:30-9:00 am: New judge orientation/refresher course in the Media Center

9:00-9:15 am: Judges go to rooms/get set up

9:15 am-1:00 pm: Contest Judging. 

11:00 am-1:30 pm: Lunch in the Media Center for judges and volunteers (rolling)

1:00-3:00 pm: Exhibits open for public viewing in the Cafeteria

3:15-4:00: Awards ceremony in the auditorium

Parking Information for NHD at Northwood HS for Saturday February 29:

Judges should follow the signs toward "Student Drop Off Loop" and park in the adjacent lot. Enter the school at the red X and proceed to the Media Center.

NHS Judges Parking.png


Additional Resources for Judge Preparation

National History Day Judge Training.docx

Minnesota NHD (1).pdf

              : An excellent graphic guide that explains the NHD Judging Process  and  provides Tips for Judges courtesy of Minnesota NHD 2019.





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