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Participation and Registration Information

2023-2024 Important Registration Deadlines

  • October 31, 2023: Last day to register your school/home school association/family under the normal fee amounts.
  • November 1, 2023: First day registration fees increase by $10/school or $5/home school or family.
  • February 16, 2024 at 5 PM CT: Regional registration deadline and paper/website lockout.
  • March 18, 2024 at 5 PM CT: State registration deadline and paper/website lockout (see note below).
  • TBD: National registration deadline and paper/website lockout.

Looking to participate in the NHD in SD program?  Want to know how to register for a contest?  Find all the information you need from the drop-down menu on the right side of your screen!

AGAIN IN 2024: All students (regardless of project type) participating in the state contest will be required to submit their process paper and bibliography by the registration and lockout deadline on March 18, 2024 at 5:00 PM CT.  This rule was put in place for 2022 and we've had a lot of great feedback from judges who enjoyed being able to have more time to read process papers and explore sources.  This rule changes has been cleared and approved by the national office.  Process papers will be turned in through the registration system by uploading a PDF version similar to what the paper category does.  


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