Hawaiʻi History Day

Current News and Events
2023 Hawai’i History Day State Fair

Aloha Teachers and Students! Our 2023 State Fair will be on April 15, at Windward Community College, from 8:00 AM–2:30 PM.

For those students entering into that State Fair who are travelling from neighbor islands, travel funding is available. Please fill in our scholarship form, here. See the form here for more details.

For those entering into the State Fair, please see our State Fair guidelines.

See the agenda here for more detail on our State Fair. Please note that though the major times are set, there may be minor changes between this and the final version.


2023 District Fairs

Aloha Teachers and Students,

Happy New Year! Our 2023 Hawaiʻi History Day District Fairs are underway! Our District Fairs will be Hybrid this year. This means judging will be online, except for Performances. Interviews & Result Announcements will be in-person, and we are happy to announce that Nationals will be back in-person this year!

*Please note:

  • Judging will be virtual for all categories except performances.
  • All student interviews will be in person at the fairs.
  • Results will be announced at each district fair.
  • All project evaluations will be returned on Sunday, March 12th
Fair Schedule

SAT, FEB. 18, 2023, Kauaʻi Community College

SAT, FEB. 18, 2023, King Intermediate School

SAT, FEB. 25, 2023, University of Hawaiʻi, Maui College

SAT, FEB. 25, 2023, University of Hawaiʻi, Hilo

SAT, MAR. 4, 2023, Mililani High School

SAT, MAR. 11, 2023, Chaminade University

How to Submit Your Hawaiʻi History Day Project

In preparation for our upcoming Virtual District and State Fairs, please see our Hawaiʻi History Day 2023 Entry Guidelines and Project Checklist. Please review these lists carefully to ensure that all parts of your project are complete for the upcoming fairs!

Click here for printable 2023 Hawaiʻi History Day Entry Guidelines
Click here for printable Project Submission Checklist




Calendar Update for 2023 District Fairs

Dear Hawaiʻi History Day teachers and students, please see our updated calendar for the 2023 District Fairs. You can download our calendar here.

Please note the changes:

  • Windward and Hawai’i Island District Fairs have been moved up:
  • Windward District Fair has been moved to Feb 18, and Hawai’i Island has been moved to Feb. 25.
  • All District Fairs will take place before Spring Break
  • All Project Evaluations will be returned on March 12




2022-2023 Hawaiʻi History Day Theme Resources

This year, the theme for History Day is “Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas.” For more details on the theme for this year, see the 2022–2023 theme description.

2022-2023 ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi History Day Theme Resources

We are excited to release our theme resources for 2022–2023! See our Theme Narrative, translated into ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, and a sample graphic organizer tool you can use!

See more resources on our ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Resource page!

2023 Hawaiʻi–Specific Topics

Need topic ideas for your project? See this year’s list of project Hawai’i-specific project topics that connect to the theme Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas. You are not required to do Hawai’i-specific topics, but it is great to explore the history in our backyard!

Click for to see our Hawai’i-specific topic list.

2022-2023 NHD Theme Introduction Video

Frontiers in History: A Teacher’s Introduction with Dr. Kathleen Duval

For more resources, visit our Hawaiʻi History Day resource pages!

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