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National History Day: Regional Competition


The Southeast Regional National History Day contest is virtual in 2021. Registration is now open!


Important Dates:
February 7 – Registration Deadline
February 19 – Deadline to submit projects electronically

Fee: Cape Fear Museum will waive entry fees for all students for the 2021 Southeast Regional contest.


Registration and Questions: Individual students that are entering unaffiliated with a school group can register here.  School groups should email or call 910-798-4386 to register.

In this regional competition, students in grades 6-12 move beyond the classroom to bring history to life. Based on in-depth research, student projects take the form of historical paper, documentary, performance, exhibit or web page. The 2021 competition theme is “Communication in History: The Key to Understanding”.

For more information, visit the links listed below:

  • Visit the National History Day site here.
  • Visit the North Carolina History Day site here.
  • Find the National History Day Rule Book here.
  • Watch tutorial and information videos here.
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