Welcome to the National History Day Pittsburgh

Important Dates & Times

National History Day Pittsburgh

Welcome to the registration site for National History Day Pittsburgh 2020!

This year's competition will be held on Saturday, March 14th, 2020 (Junior Division), and on Sunday, March 15th, 2020 (Senior Division), at the Heinz History Center. 

On Saturday, March 14th, 2020 (Junior Division), registration will begin at 7am, with judging starting at 8am. 

On Sunday, March 15th, 2020 (Senior Division), registration will begin at 8am, with judging starting at 9am. 

Pre-Competition Dates

Online Registration Deadline ($20 per student)                        Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 at 5 p.m.
All fees and student registration forms                                      Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 at 5 p.m.
4 copies of each student paper for Historical Papers                POSTMARKED by Tuesday, February 18th, 2020
All Website Category entries will be automatically locked by NHDWebCentral at midnight on February 19th, 2020. 

For more information about National History Day Pittsburgh, please visit http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/nhd. For information about the PA state competition, please visit National History Day in PA

Student Registration - National History Day Pittsburgh

Welcome to the registration site for National History Day Pittsburgh!

Students can only begin registration after their teacher has registered. Please make sure your teacher has completed registration before you begin!

Once you are sure your teacher has registered, you can use the boxes on the right-hand side of this page to begin your registration.

If you are participating as part of a group, please pay careful attention to the instructions about your Team Key. The Team Key will allow you to link your group members together. If another group member has registered before you, make sure they have given you your Team Key. They will receive it in an email after their registration is complete.

Teacher Registration - National History Day Pittsburgh

Welcome to the registration site for National History Day Pittsburgh!

  • Register yourself as a teacher on this site.
    • If you entered students in the competition last year, you can sign into the system using last year’s log in information and check that your details are all correct for this year. You can use the “forgot username / password” link if you cannot remember your log-in information.
    • Otherwise, you can fill in the fields on the right-hand side of the page to begin registration.
    • You must be registered as a teacher before students will be able to register.
    • Please use your school’s address for registration purposes.
    • Record your username from the final registration page, as you will need it to login in the future.


  • Distribute the Student Registration Form to all participating students. This form can be downloaded at http://www.heinzhistorycenter.org/nhd under the “2020 NHD Competition Information” section.
    • This will help you to collect all the information you will need if you choose to do the registration process for your students; NHD Pittsburgh also requires one from each student for our records.


  • Collect signed Student Registration Forms as soon as possible.


  • If you choose to go through the registration process on behalf of your students, make sure to complete registrations by Tuesday, February 18th at 5pm. After that time, the registration system will automatically close.
    • To register students, log in on this page. Click the “Register” tab at the top of the page and select “students.”
    • The information collected on the Student Registration Form is the information the system requires for student registration.
    • If you choose to have your students complete registration themselves, provide them with the link above and ensure that they have registered by Tuesday, February 18th at 5pm.


  • Mail all signed Student Registration Forms and Historical Paper entry materials to NHD Pittsburgh, postmarked by Tuesday, February 18th at 5pm.


  • Submit one payment ($20 per student)* to NHD Pittsburgh by Tuesday, February 18th. Checks should be made out to Heinz History Center. Please mail Student Registration Forms, Historical Papers, and payments to:

Amanda McAllen

School and Teacher Programs Coordinator

Senator John Heinz History Center

1212 Smallman Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15222



*Please note that Pittsburgh Public School students do not pay NHD registration fees.

Judge Registration - National History Day Pittsburgh

Welcome to the registration site for National History Day Pittsburgh judges!

Registering through this system is your first step to becoming an NHD Pittsburgh Judge. Use the boxes on the right-hand side of this page under "Create Account" to begin registration. Please note that previous judge registrations were purged from the system; if you registered as a judge last year, you will have to re-enter your information this year. 

All judges will be asked to take part in a short online training course. NHD Pittsburgh staff will send out further information and a link to the training course in February. 

Thank you in advance for your time and dedication to National History Day!

If you have any questions as you register through this site, please contact our team at NHD@heinzhistorycenter.org. 



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