New Mexico National History Day

2022 New Mexico National History Day  

Registration for the virtual contest will begin at the end of February. Check back then for more details.

2022 Theme: Debate & Diplomacy

Teacher Resources

Student Resources

Registration & Fees (2022 Info Coming in February)

For Judges (2022 Info Coming in February) 

What is History Day?


National History Day Contest

The New Mexico Humanities Council invites history teachers of grades six through twelve to participate in preparing their students for the New Mexico State National History Day Competition. Workshops are given around the state each autumn to help teachers integrate National History Day activities into the curriculum.



School and Regional History Day contests are held in late winter in Farmington, Las Cruces, and Albuquerque. Regional winners compete in the NM state finals in early spring. The top two finishers in each category at the state contest become eligible to advance to the National History Day competition held each June at the University of Maryland.



History Day is an exciting way for students to study and learn about historical issues, ideas, people, and events. This year-long educational program fosters academic achievement and intellectual growth. Students acquire useful historical knowledge and perspective while developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that will help them manage and use information now and in the future. History Day also promotes continuing education for secondary school teachers and provides history teachers with innovative teaching tools.


Email State History Day Coordinators »

2021-2022 theme information: Debate & Diplomacy »


To participate, or for specific questions & contest rules, contact:

NM State Coordinator New Mexico Humanities Council

Central Regional Coordinator Stephanie Wilson

Southern Regional Coordinator Victor Oaxaca

Northern Regional Coordinator Erin Gockel

tel: (505) 633-7372

Click here to email the New Mexico National History Day Coordinator »


For general information, contact:

National History Day 4511 Knox Rd. Suite 102 College Park, MD 20740 301-314-9739 email:

Click here for NHD website »

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We are grateful for support from these generous organizations

Historical Society of New Mexico, a Gila Level Sponsor ($1,000)

Los Alamos Historical Society, a Gila Level Sponsor ($1,000)

University of New Mexico Department of History , a Gila Level Sponsor ($1,000)

Ideum, a San Juan Level Sponsor

Doña Ana County Historical Society, a San Juan Level Sponsor ($100)

New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs


You, too, can support National History Day in New Mexico. CLICK HERE to make your donation today!




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