State Contest Registration
Registration deadline for State Contest ~ Wednesday March 13, 2024
Upload deadline ~ Tuesday, March 26, 2024
Arkansas History Day, 2024
Mark your calendars! This year’s state contest will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2024.
State Contest Results, 2022
After two years of virtual state contests, we were delighted to welcome students, teachers, and families back to the campus of the University of Central Arkansas for the 2022 Arkansas History Day Contest!
Previous State Contest Results
- 2020 state contest winners
- 2021 state contest winners, special prize winners and 2021 State Contest Virtual Award Ceremony
Best Use of the Arkansas State Archives
Sponsored by the Friends of the Arkansas State Archives, this prize honors the best entry in any category and in either division that incorporates primary source materials from the Arkansas State Archives.
Prize Sponsor: Friends of the Arkansas State Archives
Outstanding Entry in Naval or Marine Corps History
The Naval Order of the United States sponsors this prize for the best use of the history of either the U.S. Navy or Marine Corps. This prize will go to either a senior or junior entry.
Prize Sponsor: Naval Order of the United States
Best Use of Family History or Artifacts
This prize encourages History Day participants to incorporate their family history into their History Day research by awarding the Best Use of Family History prize to one outstanding project.
Arkansas History Prize
The Butler Center for Arkansas Studies offers a prize for analysis of a topic or person closely connected to the history of the state. Must use primary sources that directly address Arkansas events and people. A copy of the creative work (documentary, website URL, performance recording, photos of exhibits, paper) must be presented to the Butler Center in order to receive a check for the prize.
Military History Prize
This prize goes to entries focused on topics that address military action by the United States and connect to the History Day annual theme. Preference will be given to non-Naval or Marine Corps history.
Prize Sponsor: Arkansas National Guard Museum
This prize goes to the junior and senior division entries that best depict the impact of an American president while he was president. The winning entries must submit copies of the entry to the Clinton School before the prizes are awarded.
Prize Sponsor: Clinton School for Public Service
In order to encourage the study of our maritime history, the National Maritime Historical Society offers special prizes for maritime-related projects. The winning entries should highlight some aspect of maritime law, conflict, or events related to the sea, and should tie to the annual theme. Regional Coordinators will nominate entries.
Prizes for 1st Place (One each for junior and senior divisions) include a $100 cash prize (divided equally for group projects), a one-year membership in NMHS which includes Sea History magazine, recognition on the NMHS website, and a certificate of achievement. The mentoring teacher will receive a one-year membership in NMHS and recognition on the NMHS website.
Prizes for 2nd Place (One each for junior and senior divisions) include a $50 cash prize (divided equally for group projects), one-year membership in NMHS which includes Sea History magazine, recognition on the NMHS website, and a certificate of achievement. The mentoring teacher will receive a one-year membership in NMHS and recognition on the NMHS website.
Prize Sponsor: National Maritime Historical Society, History Day Page
These prizes go to junior and senior division entries that best tell the story of the impact of women on American or world history. Regional Coordinators will nominate entries.
Prize Sponsor: Arkansas Women’s History Institute