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The National History Day Contest

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The Kenneth E. Behring National History Day contest will take place June 14 - 18, 2015, on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park, just 12 miles from Washington, D.C. National History Day's headquarters will be located in the Stamp Student Union on Campus Drive for the duration of the contest.

Student Check In
Contest check in takes place Sunday, June 14, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM in the Stamp Student Union. To avoid unnecessary hauling of exhibits around the building, DO NOT UNLOAD EXHIBITS UNTIL AFTER YOU HAVE CHECKED IN. Information about schedules, judging times, and campus logistics will be available when you check in. Everyone attending the contest will recieve the Contest Program during registration. Late arrivals for the Junior Division can check in from 8:00 - 9:30 AM on Monday, June 15. Senior Division students can also check in from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM on Monday and 8:00 - 9:30 AM Tuesday morning. Every student (including each member of a group entry) must check in at registration and pick up his/her own registration packet.

Teacher Check In
Teachers may pick up their packets at the contest during the same time as student check in. All teachers will receive tickets for the Teacher Social; those signing up for workshops will also receive information and schedules for the workshops.  A registration fee is required for each teacher attending the National Contest. Teachers wishing to attend one or both workshops must register and pay an additional fee. All teachers coming to the National Contest must complete registration by the May 19 deadline.

Housing Check In
During the contest, housing check in at Stamp Student Union will be available Saturday from 2:00-8:00 PM, Sunday from 9:00AM - 8:00 PM, and Monday from 8:00AM - 3:00 PM. You will receive your room assignment and meal card at this time.  (Please note that on site NHD Registration and Housing Check In are two separate processes. Please follow the signs to the appropriate area.)
Late Housing Check In - If you arrive on campus after 8:00 PM, you must go to LaPlata Hall to receive your room assignment and meal card.  The telephone number to the LaPlata Hall desk is 301-314-5275.

NHD Webcast
Your friends and family can watch the NHD Awards Ceremony live! The History Channel® will webcast the NHD awards ceremony live from the Xfinity Center at the University of Maryland between 8:30 AM – noon ET on June 18, 2015. Tell your friends and family to log on to to access the live webcast. Your 15 minutes of fame might be coming soon, so tell your friends to tune in!