Welcome to the Chicago Metro History Day

Important Dates & Times

Saturday April 03, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Saturday April 03, 2021 at 4:30 PM

Welcome to Chicago Metro History Day! This page will be updated for the 2022 Regional Contests in January. 


Junior Division History Day (grades 6-8)
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Chicago History Museum

Senior Division History Day (grades 9-12)
Wednesday, March 16, 2022
University of Illinois at Chicago

If you would like to see a list of projects that advanced to the Illinois History Day State Contest and National History Day last spring, please visit our 2021 Student Accolades page.



Welcome, CMHF Students!

The CMHF Regional Contests are now complete! A complete list of projects selected to advance to the IL History Day state contest are available on our 2021 Student Accolades page. You may now log back into zFairs before April 12 to nominate yourself for History Fair awards.

State Contest

Students check your email for instructions to register for the state contest. Remember to go to il.nhd.org for the IHD State Contest. 
Register for the state contest by logging into il.nhd.org by April 21 so that CMHF staff can check your entry and alert you to any issues. The state zFairs will lock at 11pm on April 23. No late entries can be accepted after this time.

CMHF Special Awards

Special Awards will be announced Saturday, April 17 on the CMHF Student Accolades page.

Welcome, CMHF Teachers!

Teacher registration is now complete. If you do not have access to zFairs or cannot see your students in zFairs and would like access, contact us at historyfair@chicagohistory.org.

Remember to go to il.nhd.org for the IHD State Contest.


Visit our Teaching History Fair page for classroom resources.

Visit our Virtual Contests page for the latest information about the CMHF Regional contests and instructions for this site. 



Welcome, Judges!

Thank you for serving as a judge for the Chicago Metro History Fair regional contests! The regional contests have now concluded. If you would like to judge at the State contest, use the External Portal in zFairs. 

Be sure that your address is up to date in your zFairs account profile if you would like to receive History Fair thank-you gifts via mail! 

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