Early Submission Projects /
Register for NHD-CA /

NHD-CA Contest - Judges Needed

Early Submission projects are due
Wednesday, April 17th by 9:00 PM.

NHD-CA Results /
Teacher Registration

To register, you’ll complete an online form that you can access by clicking on the NHD-CA TEACHER Registration link below.


Before you begin:


  • All project entries MUST have a teacher associated with the entry. However, you are not required to attend the NHD-CA competition.

  • You will be asked if you are attending.  Please only say yes if you will really be there as materials will be prepared for you.


      Cost:  None


To Begin, click on the link below:

2021 Champions /
2022 Student Interview Times /

Use the alpha lists to Find your Entry Number and Judging Heat, location and interview time.

Register for NHD-CA /

Registration is now closed.

Judges are needed for the NHD-CA State Contest.


Learn More

Early Submission projects are due
Wednesday, April 18th by 9:00 PM.

Early Submission Projects /


NHD-CA Contest - Judges Needed





Judges are needed for the NHD-CA State Contest.


Learn More

Jr. & Sr. Division Finalists Posting

Friday, May 8th - 7:00 PM


Virtual Showcase

Saturday, May 9 - Tuesday, May 12th


Awards Ceremony

Wednesday, May 13th - 7:00 PM (New Date)


Results Posted

Wednesday, May 13th - 9:00 PM




DPLA Topics /

Digital Public Libary of America

The DPLA put together a list of topics related to California.

Project Submission /

Click button above to watch the Awards.

Special Awards /
2021 Finalists /

JR & SR Division Projects advancing to final rounds (Finalists) are posted. Final winners for all Divisions will be announced at the Awards Ceremony on May 8th at 7:00 PM. 

2021 Champions /

Now Posted

Project Listing /
2020 Student Lists /

Use the alpha lists to Find your Entry Number and Judging Heat. There are no student interviews for this year's virtual contest.

Register for NHD-CA /

Registration is closed. Payment infomation for schools and other agencies can be found here.


Entry Information /

Deadline: Friday, April 24th

Deadline: Wednesday, April 15th

Historical Paper /


Tel:  123-456-7890
Fax:  123-456-7890

2601 Mission St.

San Francisco, CA 94110


Tel: 123-456-7890
Fax: 123-456-7890

Documentary /
Website /

Junior INDIVIDUAL Website

2019 Interview Schedules /


Put your entry Number on your title page.

Check "Entry Information" above for what to bring.

Upload a copy of your bibliography (see below).

2019 Champions /
Connect with Us
Heat 1 - Links
Heat 2 - Links
Heat 3 - Links
Heat 4 - Links
Heat 5 - Links
Heat 6 - Links
Heat 1 - Project Peview Forms
Heat 2 - Project Peview Forms
Heat 3 - Project Peview Forms
Heat 4 - Project Peview Forms
Heat 5 - Project Peview Forms
Heat 6 - Project Peview Forms
Heat 7 - Links
Heat 7 - Project Peview Forms

Website Preview Instructions

  1. Find the Division (Junior or Senior), Category (Group or Individual Website), and Heat Number included in the email sent to you. 

  2. Download the corresponding Heat Link PDF: 

    1. Click on the button to download your assigned heat of projects tp preview.

    2. Be sure to save the PDF document to your desktop.

    3. Once in the document, click on the link for for each website. The websites will open in your browser. If the websites do not oopen, you can copy and pase the URL into the address bar of your browswer.

  3. Download and print the Project Preview Forms. Use these forms to record notes and questions.

  4. Bring the Project Preview Forms with you to the competition.


Varsity VS Riverdale Country School

Thursday, December 12, 2023, 03:30 PM


Varsity VS Riverdale Country School

Thursday, December 12, 2023, 03:30 PM


Varsity VS Riverdale Country School

Thursday, December 12, 2023, 03:30 PM

As the state finals approach, items will be added to this page, including contest guides, interview schedules, and hotel information.

History Day Judges Needed

Evaluating History Day projects is interesting and very rewarding - and it really helps young people develop their skills and abilities.


History Day judges review entries in their preferred category, give students feedback and select which projects advance from the regional to the state and national events. The time commitment can be as little as one four-hour period or the whole day; you can even preview papers, websites, and documentaries at home.


Why should I judge History Day?  Because it is a fantastic way to volunteer your time, connect with students, and learn about history.


  • Community Involvement

  • Volunteer opportunity

  • Help the youth of California!

The NHD-CA State Finals will take place in Rocklin, CA (Just north of Sacramento), May 6-8, 2022. Champions from local county competitions are eligible to advance to the NHD-CA competition.



Students and their parents can select from the list of hotels working with NHD-CA to provide special rates for NHD-CA participants. 


  • Hotels are 1 - 5 miles from William Jessup University. 


  • We recommend calling the hotel directly and not using the online options to check availability.  Most hotels list a person to call.


  • In order to get NHD-CA rates you MUST tell the hotel "I am with National History Day."


Select the "LIST OF HOTELS" link to the right to see the options available.



We have 400 dorm and campus apartment beds on the William Jessup campus that are available for people to stay in.  A special dining plan is included to provide dinner, breakfast, and lunch, and snack for those staying.


  • There are multiple wings and each wing is assigned by gender.

  • Each room sleeps 2 people - there are 7 rooms per wing.

  • All rooms are double occupancy.

  • Cost to stay in the dorm is $75/per person per night double occupancy and includes a meal plan. A few single occupancy rooms are available for $105 per night.

  • Meal plans include dinner, breakfast, and lunch.

  • Bedding, pillows & towels are not provided.


Dorms may be reserved starting on March 25, 2020.  Reservations will be on a first come, first served basis.  To reserve a dorm please click on the "DORM REQUEST" link to the right.

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NHD-CA 2021 State Competition


2020-21 Theme Information

August 1, 2020



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