National History Day

District 10 competition

The 2016 District 10 NHD in Iowa contest, Exploration, Encounter & Exchange in History, will be held Friday, March 18, at the Old Capitol Museum and neighboring Pentacrest buildings.


Registration for the 2016 District 10 contest will open January 1, 2016.  Please be sure to download and review the available documents before starting the registration process.  

PDF iconNHD in Iowa District 10 info packet (pdf)

PDF iconNHD District 10 2016 registration packet and instructions (pdf)

To register, visit and click on Online Registration.  Tutorials are given to guide you through the process.  Click on the link to the 2016 Grant Wood AEA 10 (Iowa City) District Event. Teachers must register first (even if a teacher will not be able to attend the event) as an “Educator with Competing Students.”  Once teachers have registered and entered required information indicating students and their projects, students will find their names, entry category and project title on a drop-down menu.  From there, students must complete the registration process.  Students must register with a parent.  

2016 Theme Information

PDF icon2016 Theme Book (pdf)


PDF iconRule Book (pdf)

Information for Judges

PDF iconDocumentary Judge Instructions (pdf)

PDF iconExhibit Judge Instructions (pdf)

PDF iconPaper Judge Instructions (pdf)

PDF iconPerformance Judge Instructions (pdf)

PDF iconWebsite Judge Instructions (pdf)

PDF iconNHD Evaluation Sheets (pdf)

Please call the Old Capitol Museum at 319-335-0546 for questions regarding the 2016 District 10 contest and registration or contact Kathrine Moermond, District 10 contest coordinator, at

For information regarding the 2016 NHD in Iowa state contest, please contact the state coordinator, Vania Boland at

For a list of past and future NHD themes, visit

For more information about National History Day, visit the national organization website at or the NHD in Iowa website at