Important Dates & Times

Wednesday December 30, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Saturday April 03, 2021 at 11:00 PM
Sunday April 11, 2021 at 5:00 PM
not specified
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Monday April 13, 2020 at 12:01 AM

Click here to access the state contest guide.

New contest rules were adopted in summer of 2020.  To access a digital copy of the rulebook, go to

Welcome to the Alaska History Day 2021 State Contest!

Since 1989, Alaskan students have participated in the National History Day competition. This year, we are excited to welcome students and teachers from around the state.

A heartfelt thank you to the dedicated, exceptional teachers who support their students throughout the research process every year, and the judges from around the state who have volunteered their time and talents to give meaningful feedback.

Good luck to this year's students, and congratulations on reaching the state contest! The top two finishers in each category of the state contest will be invited to compete in the virtual national contest in held June. Stay tuned for the announcement of the state contest results on April 2, 2021.

This contest is all online (virtual). Judging will take place between March 22-29, 2021 by volunteer professionals from across the state. 

Results will be announced Friday, April 2nd, 2021.




Group Documentary
Group Exhibit
Group Performance
Group Website
Individual Documentary
Individual Exhibit
Individual Performance
Individual Website

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Judge Criteria

A text overview of the job and criteria of a contest judge.



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