Registration, Due Dates, Fees, and Important Info

Online registration is now open!

Oregon History Day FAQ Register Now!

Registration Dates and Deadlines


  • State Registration Opens – on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 10:00am
  • State Registration Closes promptly at 11:59pm, Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Category Submission Rules and Deadlines for OHD and NHD

Use the NHD Rule Book as your project guide.


Web sites will be locked at 5:00pm, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, and will be re-opened on April 24, 2017. Please plan accordingly and “Publish” your site before the deadline; otherwise, the judges will not be able to view it.

Websites must be created using the nhd.weebly portal. Follow instructions under Get started here. Please note that NO paperwork is required in advance. Bibliographies and process papers must be integrated into the Website in accordance with the NHD Rule Book.


Four (4) copies of papers (including title page and annotated bibliography) must be received by Oregon Historical Society prior to the contest.

  • Hand-delivered papers must be received at Oregon Historical Society by 5 pm, Tuesday April 4, 2017.
  • Mailed papers must be postmarked by Monday, April 3, 2017.  

Please collate papers so each set includes one title page, one paper, and one bibliography. Do not place papers in binders, folders, or other covers. Print papers and supporting materials on 8-1/2" x 11" white paper, using 12-point font minimum and 1-inch margins, and staple each set together.

Send all papers to

Kristen Pilgrim
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205 

Exhibit, Documentary & Performance Category

No paperwork is required before the contest. All materials including the process paper and the bibliography should be brought to the state contest on Saturday, April 22, 2017.

Oregon History Day (state contest) Fees

Send your check along with the Signature Document after you have registered online.

$5 per teacher - due Wednesday April 12, 2017
$25 per student - due Wednesday April 12, 2017

Check must be payable to Oregon Historical Society.  Payment must be postmarked by Wednesday, April 12, 2017.

Mail check or P.O. to:

Kristen Pilgrim
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Ave.
Portland, Oregon

Be sure to note the participant's name and schools when submitting payment.

Oregon History Day Location Info

Oregon History Day will take place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Concordia University in the Hagen Campus Center.  Check-in is from 8:00 – 9:00am.  Interviews begin after 9am. Plan to stay for the day.

Concordia University
Hagen Campus Center
2811 NE Holman Street
Portland, OR 97211

Campus map

Timeline for Important Dates

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 – Oregon History Day Registration opens

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 – Oregon History Day Registration closes

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 – State Contest Papers are due (must be post marked by April 3, 2017)

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 5:00pm – State Contest Websites are locked (they will reopen on April 24, 2017)

Wednesday April 12, 2017 – Signature Document and Check Due (mail-in, see above for address)

Saturday April 22, 2017 - Oregon State Contest

TBD – National History Day Registration opens

Sunday June 11 – Thursday, June 15, 2017 – National History Day Contest

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 8:59pm – National History Day Registration closes (all papers and websites due by this date)

*Thursday, March 2, 2017 – Southern Oregon Regional Contest

2017 National History Day® Contest in Maryland:  June 11 – 15, 2017

Registration opens: March 2017 To Be Announced
Registration closes: Tuesday, May 16, 2017


$110 per Student
$45 per Teacher