The Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest

The Kenneth E. Behring National History Day Contest is the final stage of a series of contests at local and affiliate levels. The contest is named for Mr. Behring in recognition of his support of National History Day (NHD).

Each year nearly 3,000 students with their parents and teachers gather at the University of Maryland, College Park for the week-long event. These enthusiastic groups come from all over the United States, Guam, American Samoa, and international schools in China, Korea, South Asia, and Central America. The NHD excitement can be felt across the campus. After spending months on project research and preparation, and competing at local and affiliate contests, these students are eager to show their hard work at the national level.

National History Day 2016
Exploration, Encounter & Exchange in History
June 12-16, 2016


NHD has affiliates around the world. These programs are independently sponsored by organizations  that coordinate local and affiliate level contests where students can compete for the chance to advance to the National Contest. NHD’s affiliates also provide programmatic materials and workshops for teachers and students. Click here to find your affiliate. 

Please watch this brief video to learn why Mr. Behring feels NHD is so important to the education of today’s students.