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District Contests

all vhd contests for the 2021 season, including district and state contests, will be held virtually. all students must follow the guidelines LINKED HERE when creating and submitting a project. 



Amherst, Appomattox, Bedford, Buckingham, Campbell, Cumberland, Lynchburg

  • Registration Deadline  - Monday, March 15th 
  • Project Submission Deadline - Sunday, March 21st 
  • Judging Window - Monday, March 22nd - Sunday, March 28th 
  • Results Released - Monday, March 29th
  • Contest Location: Central Virginia Community College


Coordinator: R. Matthew Poteat, Assistant Professor of History
Central Virginia Community College
Lynchburg, VA 24502
Phone: (434) 832-7822
E-mail: poteatr@cvcc.vccs.edu



Bland, Bristol, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Galax, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Norton, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, Wythe

  • Registration Deadline - Monday, March 15th 
  • Project Submission Deadline - Wednesday, March 17th 
  • Judging Window - Thursday, March 18th - Sunday, March 21st 
  • Results Released - Monday, March 22nd
  • Contest Location: Emory & Henry College


Coordinator: Thomas J. Little, Professor of History                
Emory & Henry College
Emory, VA 24327  
Phone: (276) 944-6205 
E-mail: tjlittle@ehc.edu


Alleghany, Botetourt, Covington, Craig, Danville, Floyd, Franklin, Henry, Martinsville, Montgomery, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Pulaski, Radford, Roanoke City, Roanoke, Salem

  • Registration Deadline - Monday, March 15th 
  • Project Submission Deadline - Wednesday, March 17th 
  • Judging Window - Monday, March 22nd - Sunday, March 28th 
  • Results Released - Monday, March 29th
  • Contest Location: Radford University


Coordinator: Ann Roberts and Kristan Morrison, Associate Professors
Radford University
Radford, VA 24142
Phone:  (540) 831-7119 or (540) 831-7120
E-mail: aroberts@radford.edu and kmorrison12@radford.edu


Albemarle, Augusta, Bath, Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Clarke, Culpeper, Frederick, Greene, Harrisonburg, Highland, Lexington, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Page, Rappahannock, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Staunton, Warren, Waynesboro, Winchester

  • Registration Deadline - Thursday, March 4th
  • Project Submission Deadline - Thursday, March 11th 
  • Judging Window - Sunday, March 14th - Thursday, March 18th 
  • Results Released - Tuesday, March 23rd
  • Contest Location: Curry School of Education, University of Virginia


Coordinator: Lora Cooper and Robert Dewberry
Thomas Jefferson's Monticello
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 984-9868
E-mail: ljcooper@monticello.org and rdewberry@monticell.org


Alexandria, Arlington, Caroline, Fairfax, Falls Church, Fauquier, Fredericksburg, King George, Lancaster, Loudoun, Manassas Park, Manassas, Northumberland, Prince William, Richmond (County), Spotsylvania, Stafford, Westmoreland

  • Registration Deadline - Tuesday, February 16th 
  • Project Submission Deadline - Tuesday, March 2nd 
  • Judging Window - Friday, March 5th - Saturday, March 13th 
  • Results Released - Sunday, March 14th
  • Location: Mount Vernon High School, Alexandria


Coordinator: Michele Longo (Registration), Curator of Education
Gadsby's Tavern Museum & Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 746-4739
E-mail: Michele.longo@alexandriava.gov


Accomack, Chesapeake, Franklin City, Hampton, Isle of Wright, Middlesex, Newport News, Norfolk, Northampton, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Southampton, Suffolk, Surry, Sussex, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, York

  • Registration Deadline - Sunday, February 28th 
  • Project Submission Deadline - Sunday, March 7th 
  • Judging Window - Tuesday, March 9th - Sunday, March 14th 
  • Results Released - Monday, March 15th
  • Contest Location: Virginia Wesleyan University


Coordinator: RB Meyer
Phone: (757) 238-9050
E-mail: esr-sar@charter.net


Brunswick, Charlotte, Greensville, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Prince Edward, South Boston

  • Registration Deadline - Monday, March 8th 
  • Project Submission Deadline - Wednesday, March 10th 
  • Judging Window - Thursday, March 11th - Sunday, March 14th  
  • Results Released - Monday, March 15th
  • Contest Location: Longwood University/Robert Russa Moton Museum


Coordinator: Cainan Townsend, Director of Education & Public Programs - Robert Russa Moton Museum
Phone: (434) 315-8775, ext. 3
E-mail: education@motonmuseum.org


Amelia, Charles City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights, Dinwiddie, Essex, Fluvanna, Gloucester, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell, King and Queen, King William, Louisa, Mathews, New Kent, Petersburg, Powhatan, Prince George, Richmond City

  • Registration Deadline - Monday, February 22nd 
  • Project Submission Deadline - Wednesday, February 24th 
  • Judging Window - Saturday, February 27th - Sunday, March 7th 
  • Results Released  - Monday, March 8th
  • Contest Location: John Tyler Community College, Midlothian Campus


Coordinator: Chris Pantazis, Professor of Biology, John Tyler Community College
Phone: (804) 594-1625
E-mail: cpantazis@jtcc.edu


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