Michigan History Day

The Social Sciences Department will be pleased to host the Michigan History Day–District 1 competition.

The 2024 theme is

Turning Points in History

Information on the theme is available on the National History Day website. In addition, see the NHD theme book.

The competition will be Wed. March 6, 2024

Everyone must be registered by Monday 26 Feb. and ALL materials uploaded by Wed. Feb. 28 so we can plan activities and give judges time to preview the material. MHD-d1 now uses the zFairs registration system, which is now what National and State have gone with, so once you register here at the district, you are in the system for State and Nationals, should you advance.

Register here: https://mi-mhdd1.nhd.org

(note: teachers must register before their students will be able to)

Instructions for Competitors

All students who are participating must register by Monday 26 Feb., including all members of group projects. All general information on the formats and requirements for the submissions can be found on the State MHD website. For group projects, please make sure that all students register using the same title for their submission.

Registration will be via the
Zfairs Registration System

(deadline for registration is Monday 26 Feb.)

Please make sure that you follow the guidelines for your type of submission in the Official Rulebook. And remember, in 2017 there were “Significant Changes to Contest Rule Book". Note that the teacher resources are housed at the National History Day website. Specifics and deadlines for each type of submission in District 1 are as follows:


The papers must be uploaded (see link below) by 8 p.m. on Wednesday 28 Feb. to Google Drive. Students are not required to send hard copies, as we will then distribute copies to the judges electronically.  Papers will be pre-judged before the day of the competition.


Website URLs from NHDWebCentral will be entered in your registration, and you websites will be locked at 8 p.m. on Wednesday 28 Feb. Web sites will be pre-judged before the day of the competition.


Documentaries must be uploaded by Wednesday 28 Feb. to Google Drive (instructions below). Documentaries will be pre-judged before the day of the competition, but may also be shown on the day of the competition.


Performances will need to be pre-recorded and uploaded by Wednesday 28 Feb. to Google Drive (instructions below).


Exhibit images and process papers will need to be submitted digitally to Google Drive by Wednesday 28 Feb. (instructions below). Stay tuned for further information for exhibits.

Uploading Information

All final version of submissions should be uploaded to zFairs.

File Naming Convention

Each file should be clearly labeled with student's last name, category code, and the project title.  See this document for more information.

For support, please email MHD-1 co-coordinator Laura Rouleau at lwrouleau@mtu.edu.


The MHD District 1 coordinators would like to thank the Department of Social Sciences (Michigan Tech) and Lindsay Hiltunen, Michigan Tech Archives and Copper Country Historical Collections for helping with preparations for this year's competition.