Regional Contests

North Carolina is divided into seven regions for National History Day competitions. Students must participate in their assigned regional contest before they can qualify for the state contest. If a student or school needs to compete outside of their assigned region or needs a virtual option, please contact to arrange.

Teachers and students should plan to have projects completed before the registration deadline listed for their regional contest as some project materials must be submitted online during registration by that deadline. To see what is due during registration in each category, please view the project submission guidelines for all North Carolina regional and state contests.

NHD Project Submission Guidelines

Type your county's name in the search box to find your region. Click on the plus symbol to view full details for your region.

Region Counties Covered Registration & Submission Deadline Contest Date Contest Location Contest Website
Albemarle Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates, Hertford, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans Friday, March 10, 2023 Friday, March 17, 2023 Chowan University
Northeast Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Dare, Edgecombe, Greene, Halifax, Hyde, Jones, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Pamlico, Pitt, Tyrrell, Washington, Wayne, Wilson Wednesday, March 1, 2023 Wednesday, March 22, 2023 East Carolina University
Southeast Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, Onslow, Pender, Robeson, Sampson Friday, February 17, 2023 Wednesday, March 15, 2023 Cape Fear Museum
Central Piedmont Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Cumberland, Durham, Franklin, Granville, Guilford, Harnett, Hoke, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange, Person, Randolph, Rockingham, Vance, Wake, Warren Friday, March 10, 2023 Saturday, March 25, 2023 Alamance Community College
Southwest Piedmont Anson, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Richmond, Scotland, Stanly, Union Friday, March 10, 2023 Friday, March 24, 2023 UNC Charlotte
Northwest Piedmont Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Rowan, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, Yadkin Wednesday, February 22, 2023 Friday, March 3, 2023 Surry Community College
Western Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Yancey Tuesday, February 28, 2023 Saturday, March 11, 2023 UNC Asheville