Welcome to the Alabama History Day

Important Dates & Times


Alabama History Day 2020

Virtual Contest

Date: Friday, May 1, 2020

Location:  The World Wide Web

Click here for instructions on how to engage the virtual contest.

Theme: Breaking Barriers in History

Rule Book:  Contest-Rule-Book.pdf  

Exploring the past can transform young minds for a lifetime!

Alabama History Day is an interdisciplinary academic program focused on historical research, interpretation and creative expression for 6th- to 12th-grade students. By participating in AHD, students become writers, filmmakers, web designers, playwrights and artists as they create unique contemporary expressions of history. The experience culminates in a series of contests at the local level which progress to our state competition. Winning competitors are eligible to move on to the National History Day competition held in Washington D.C., each June!

Please visit www.AlabamaHumanities.org for more information.




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We look forward to seeing you at

Auburn University Montgomery

 After your teacher has registered an account for the state contest, all students will be able to register as well.   


All websites will be locked Wednesday, April 15.

All historical papers are due by Wednesday, April 15.

Competition registration will close on Wednesday, April 15.

Competition will take place on Friday, May 1. No student interviews will be required.

Awards will be announced on Monday, May 4 beginning at 5:30pm.

Please visit our Student Page for resources!



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Please check out our Educator Page!  Our job is to facilitate the rewarding experience of participating in the Alabama History Day Program.  We have started by creating a general walk-through for students that you, as a  teacher, may find helpful as well!

What are you waiting for?  If you are new to the program and need assistance getting started, please contact us!  All comments, questions, and suggestions are welcomed as we work to identify best practices for supporting educators and students participating in Alabama History Day.



Seeking History Lovers!

Students from all over The Great State Of Alabama in grades 6 through 12 will have their projects judged online on

May 1, 2020

for this year's virtual version of the

Alabama History Day Competition!

We are looking for Alabamians interested in celebrating these year-long projects. After months of diligent research and creative energy, winning students from the local level will meet at our state-wide event. You can help them further hone their skills by evaluating entries, interviewing contestants, and selecting winners to represent our state in the national competition.

While most judges work in the humanities (e.g., educators, librarians, museum professionals and artists) all volunteers interested in witnessing the impressive documentaries, exhibits, performances, research papers, and websites created by Alabama youth are encouraged to judge!

For further information, please contact us!





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