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Regions and Coordinators

National History Day in Texas is divided into regional contests. Please check the list below to see if your school district holds a contest and contact your district's history day coordinator. If your school district is not listed, please contact the regional coordinator nearest your community. If you are unsure which district or region you should contact  please contact the state coordinator.

DISTRICT CONTESTS AND COORDINATORS
REGIONAL CONTESTS AND COORDINATORS
North and East Texas
Northwest Texas
Houston and the Gulf Coast
Central Texas
South Texas
West Texas
STATE CONTEST AND COORDINATOR

DISTRICT CONTESTS AND COORDINATORS
 
Aldine Regional History Day (Aldine ISD only)
Contest Date:March 4, 2016
 
Registration Deadline:Contact Coordinator
Location:ASDC, Aldine ISD
Coordinator:Deborah Johnson
Program Director for Social Studies
Aldine ISD
14909 Aldine Westfield Road
Houston, Texas 77032
(281) 985-6409
(281) 985-6444 (fax)
drjohnson@aldineisd.org
 
Houston Regional History Fair
(Houston ISD only)
Contest Date:March 5, 2016
Registration Deadline:February 5, 2015
Location:Pin Oak Middle School, Bellaire
Website:www.houstonisd.org/Page/69310
Coordinators:

Don Hernandez
Manager, UIL Academics
Houston ISD
4400 W 18th St
Houston, Texas 77092-8501
(713) 556-6909
dherna13@houstonisd.org

 

REGIONAL CONTESTS AND COORDINATORS
 
North and East Texas
 
Commerce and East Texas Regional History Day
Contest Date:February 18, 2016
Registration Deadline:February 10, 2016
Contest Fee:$10.00
Setup:8:00
Judging:9:00
Location:Student Center
Texas A&M University-Commerce
Coordinator:

Lewis Smith
Greenville Christian Academy
indianasmith1@hotmail.com

 
Dallas Area Regional History Day
Contest Date:February 20, 2016
Registration DeadlineFebruary 5, 2016
Contest Fee$10.00
Setup:8:00
Judging9:00
Location:The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
and locations at Southern Methodist University
Coordinator:
Jason Harris, TSHA
512-471-2600
 
Fort Worth and Arlington Regional History Day
Contest Date:March 5, 2016
Registration Deadline:February 17, 2016
Contest Fee:Free
Setup:TBD
Judging:9:00
Location:University of Texas at Arlington
Coordinator:Juliann Warner
James Martin High School
4501 West Pleasant Ridge
Arlington, Texas 76016
(682) 867-8779
jwarnercmc@yahoo.com
 
Stephen F. Austin State University Regional History Day
Contest Date:February 27, 2016
Registration Deadline:February 12, 2016
Contest Fee:$5.00
Setup:TBD
Judging:9:00
Location:SFASU Baker Pattillo University Center
Websitehttp://www.sfasu.edu/historyday
Coordinator:Scott Sosebee
Department of History, SFASU
P. O. Box 13013
Nacogdoches TX 75962
(936) 468-2093
sosebeem@sfasu.edu
 
University of North Texas Regional History Day
Contest Date:February 27, 2016
Registration Deadline:February 5, 2016
Contest Fee$10.00
Setup:8:00
Judging:9:00
Location:University of North Texas
Coordinator:
Jason Harris, TSHA
512-471-2600
 

Northwest Texas
 
McMurry University Regional History Day
Contest Date:February 25, 2016
Registration Deadline:February 18, 2016
Contest Fee$0.00
Setup:TBD
Judging:TBD
Location:McMurry University
Coordinator:Stephen Hardin
Department of History
McMurry University
McM Station Box 638
Abilene, TX 79697
(325) 793-3865
hardin.stephen@mcm.edu
 
Panhandle Regional History Day
Contest Date:February 23, 2016
Registration Deadline:February 1, 2016
Contest Fee:TBD
Setup:8:00
Judging:9:00
Location:Region 16 Service Center
Coordinator:Danna Beck
Region 16 Education Service Center
5800 Bell Street
Amarillo, Texas 79109
(806) 677-5184
danna.beck@esc16.net
 
South Plains Regional History Day
Contest Date:February 27, 2016
Registration Deadline:February 12, 2016
Contest Fee:$5.00
Setup:TBD
Judging:TBD
Location:Region 17 ESC
Coordinator:Kelley Coleman
Director K12 Global Education Outreach
Office of International Affairs, Texas Tech University
601 Indiana Avenue
Lubbock, TX 79409
(806) 834-2931
kelley.coleman@ttu.edu

 
Houston and Gulf Coast
 
Lee College Regional History Day
Contest Date:February 19-20, 2016
Registration Deadline:January 28, 2016
Contest Fee:$10.00
Setup:Contact Coordinators
Judging:Contact Coordinators
Location:Lee College
Coordinators:Portia Hopkins
Lee College
P.O. Box 818
Baytown, Texas 77522
(281) 425-6406
phopkins@lee.edu
 Faith Longorio
Social Studies Coordinator, Goose Creek ISD
4544 Interstate 10 East
Baytown, Texas 77521
(281) 707-3652
rebecca.longorio@gccisd.net
 
Lamar University Regional History Day

Contest Date:

February 11, 2016
Registration Deadline:February 4, 2016
Contest Fee:$10.00
Setup:TBD
Judging:TBD
Location:Lamar University
Coordinators:Ken Poston
Lamar University
Department of History
P.O. Box 10048
Beaumont, Texas 77710
(409) 880-2253
kposton@lamar.edu
 
Fort Bend Regional History Fair
Contest Date:March 5, 2016
Registration Deadline:February 16, 2016
Contest Fee:Contact Coordinator
Setup:Contact Coordinator
Judging:Contact Coordinator
Location:Sartartia Middle School
Coordinator:

Nancy Cowart
Coordinator of Secondary Social Studies
Fort Bend ISD
16431 Lexington Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX 77479
nancy.cowart@fortbendisd.com

 
Lone Star College-Montgomery Regional History Day
Contest DateFebruary 20, 2016
Registration Deadline:February 1, 2016
Contest Fee:$15.00
Setup:8:00
Judging:9:00
Location:LSC Montgomery Campus, Building A
CoordinatorsAdrian Salinas
mr.adriansalinas@gmail.com
 John C. Wood
john.c.wood@lonestar.edu

Central Texas
 
Cen-Tex History Fair
Contest Date:February 27, 2016
Registration Deadline:February 9, 2016
Contest Fee:$15.00
Setup:8:00 - 9:15
Judging:TBD
Location:O. Henry Middle School
Coordinator:Danny Corbett
centexfair@gmail.com
 
 
San Antonio Regional History Fair
Contest Date:February 19-20, 2016
Registration Deadline:January 31, 2016
Contest Fee:$5.00
Setup:For Exhibits: Friday 5:00 - 8:00, Saturday 7:30 - 8:45
Judging:TBD
Location:Texas A&M University San Antonio Main Campus
Coordinator:Barbara Parisher
Social Studies Specialist, Elementary
Northside ISD
5900 Evers
San Antonio, TX 78238
(210) 397-8664
barbara.parisher@nisd.net
 
Brazos Valley Regional History Fair
Contest Date:February 12, 2016
Registration Deadline:January 16, 2016
Contest Fee:$8.00
Setup:TBD
Judging:TBD
Location:Star of the Republic Museum
Coordinator:Anne McGaugh
Curator of Education
P.O. Box 317
Washington, TX 77880
(936) 878-2461 ext. 237
(936) 878-2462 (fax)
amcgaugh@blinn.edu
 

Heart of Texas Regional History Fair

Contest Date:February 25-26, 2016
Registration Deadline:January 20, 2016
Contest Fee:$6.00
Setup:Contact Coordinator
Judging:Contact Coordiantor
Location:Bill Daniel Student Center
Baylor University
Coordinator:

Jeanne Dittmann
Heart of Texas Regional Coordinator
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97186
Waco, TX 76798

254-710-3783

hotfair@baylor.edu

  

South Texas
 
Rio Grande Valley Regional History Fair
Contest Date:February 13, 2016
Registration Deadline:January 20, 2016
Contest Fee:$7.00
Setup:TBD
Judging:TBD
Location:University of Texas-Pan American Student Union
Coordinator:Michael Faubion
University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Department of History and Philosophy
SBS 309
1201 West University
Edinburg, Texas 78539
(956) 665-3561
michael.faubion@utrgv.edu
 
Coastal Bend Regional History Day
Contest Date:February 13, 2016
Registration Deadline:TBD
Contest Fee:TBD
Setup:TBD
Judging:TBD
Location:Texas A&M University-Kingsville Student Union
Coordinators:

Lois Jaimes
lmjaimes63@yahoo.com

  
  

West Texas
 
Big Bend Regional History Fair
Contest Date:February 12, 2016
Registration Deadline:February 4, 2016
Contest Fee:Free
Setup:TBD
Judging:TBD
Location:Sul Ross University
Coordinator:Caroline Fox
Alpine High School
300 E. Hendryx Drive
Alpine, Texas 79831
(915) 837-7720
cfox@alpine.esc18.net
 
El Paso History Day
Contest Date:February 20, 2016
Registration Deadline:February 8, 2016
Contest Fee:$5.00
Setup:TBD
Judging:TBD
Location:Union Building -- University of Texas at El Paso
Coordinator:Charles Martin
Department of History
Liberal Arts Bldg., Room 328
University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas 79968
(915) 747-7055
mcharles@utep.edu
 

STATE CONTEST AND COORDINATORS
 
Texas History Day
Event Date:April 30, 2016
Location:Bullock Texas State History Museum &
The University of Texas at Austin
State Coordinator:Jason Harris & Steve Cure
Texas State Historical Association
3001 Lake Austin Blvd.
Suite 3.116
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 471-2600 
(512) 473-8691 (fax)
Jason.Harris@TSHAonline.org