History Day

  • 2023 Fairbanks History Day

    Date: February 13 - 16, 2023
    Location: Virtual


    2023 Fairbanks History Day Winners

    For more information:  www.fairbankshistoryday.org/2023awardwinners


    National History Day (NHD) makes history come alive for America's youth by engaging them in the discovery of the historic, cultural, and social experiences of the past. Through hands-on experiences and presentations, today's youth are better able to inform the present and shape the future. NHD inspires students through exciting competitions and transforms teaching through project-based curriculum and instruction.

    Every year NHD frames students' research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for the broad application to world, national or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past. The NHD theme provides a focused way to increase student's historical understanding by developing a lens to read history, an organizational structure that helps students place information in the correct context and finally, the ability to see connections over time. 


    The 2023 theme for History Day is Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas.  For more information, visit the Fairbanks History Day website.  

    • Registration:  January 31 - February 10, 2023
    • Virtual judges' training:  February 10, 2023 6:00-6:30 p.m.
    • Contest begins:  February 13, 2023
    • Judging ends:  February 16, 2023 at 5:00 p.m.
    • Winners announced:  February 17, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.

    The Fairbanks History Day is sponsored by the  UAF Department of History and the Arthur T. Fathauer Endowed Chair in History at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.  It is supported by the Tanana-Yukon Historical Society, the Alaska Humanities Forum, Kids Voting USA, the Fairbanks North Star Borough, and the Fairbanks North Star Borough School District.


    The top three award winners in each category and division of Fairbanks History Day will be posted online at www.fairbankshistoryday.org.  These award winners are eligible to compete in the Alaska State History Day competition in April 2023, and the top finishers in the state competition will advance to the National History Day Competition in June 2023.

Contact Information

2022 Theme Introduction

Fairbanks History Day Sponsors

  • The Arthur T. Fathauer
    Endowed Chair in History

    AK History Day    UAF Dept. of History

    Tanana Yukon Historical Society    Fairbanks North Star Borough School District

    Fairbanks North Star Borough      Kids Voting