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South Carolina History Day Contests

View the 2018-2019 Contest Guide for details, including registration instructions.  

2019 Contest Schedule
Click the contest name to access registration

Lowcountry Regional
Charleston Southern University
Saturday, February 9

Midlands Regional
South Carolina State Museum
Monday, March 4

Olde English Regional
Winthrop University
Friday, March 8

Coastal Regional 
Coastal Carolina University 
Monday, March 11

Upstate Regional 
S.C. Governor's School for the Arts & Humanities  
Monday, March 1
Please contact the state coordinator to register.
Midlands Technical College (Airport Campus)   
Saturday, April 6
Qualifiers will be provided registration information. 
University of Maryland, College Park    
June 9-13
Qualifiers will be provided registration information. 

  • Group photograph of students with 2018 banner

    National Contest

    S.C. delegation at the National Awards Ceremony

  • Students giving presentation on project at Waccamaw Middle School

    2018 Winners

    1st Place in Junior Group Performance at State

  • Students with award medals

    2018 Winners

    2nd Place in Senior Group Documentary at Nationals, NMAAHC presenters

  • Student giving presentation

    2018 Winners

    2018 Junior Division Outstanding Affiliate Award

Awards & Honors

2018 National Contest

Senior Group Documentary by Malik Hubbard and Ke’Von Singleton, Palmetto Scholars Academy, won second place overall.  It was also one of twenty-four shown at the National Museum of African American History and Culture NHD Showcase.

Emiliano Padron, Whittemore Park Middle, and Whitney Knotts, Academic Magnet High, were named the Outstanding Affiliate Award winners.

Ben Buckley, Palmetto Scholars Academy, was selected to participate in the NEH Day on the Hill.

Senior Group Exhibit by Katherine Burns and Carrie Rickenbaker, Laurence Manning Academy, was selected for the National Museum of American History NHD Exhibit Showcase.


State Contest Winners

Complete list of 2019 State Contest Winners
Complete list of 2018 State Contest Winners
Complete list of 2017 State Contest Winners 
Previous winners


Regional Contest Winners

Complete list of 2018 Regional Contest Winners
2018 Lake City K-5 Contest Winners