History Day Judges - NHD-CA 2021 is a Virtual Contest

Why a Virtual Contest?

To ensure the safety of students, teachers, judges NHD-CA has made the decision to hold the NHD-CA state competition online. Allowing this event to continue is important to us so that students still have the ability to showcase their hard work.

Sign Up To Judge:

Judge Registration /

How will the 2021 Virtual Contest Work?

Judging this year will be done synchronously in Zoom breakout rooms where judges will view, score, rank, and complete all paperwork as a team on the following dates.

Judging Rounds for Virtual State Contest

You can sign up for multiple sessions:

  • Session 1:  Saturday, April 17th –– 8:00 AM - Noon (all categories)

    • Optional Session 1A:  1:00 - 4:30 PM

  • Session 2:  Sunday, April 18th –– 8:00 AM - Noon (all categories)

    • Optional Session 2A:  1:00 - 4:30 PM

  • Session 3:  Saturday, May 1st –– 8:00 AM - Noon (Jr./Sr. Division Finals)

    • Optional Session 3A:  1:00 - 4:30 PM

  • Session 4:  Sunday, May 2nd –– 8:00 AM - Noon (Jr./Sr. Division Finals)

    • Optional Session 4A:  1:00 - 4:30 PM

Time Commitment

Much like an in-person contest, virtual project review, comment writing, and discussion can take an estimated 3-4 hours of time. Judges will complete all judging and paperwork during their scheduled Zoom session.

Technology Requirements

In order to judge virtually, judges will need access to a laptop, desktop, computer to:

  • VIEW PROJECTS: Documentary and Performance videos and Websites will be viewed online. Exhibits & Posters will be presented as a PDF.

  • REVIEW PAPERWORK: Process papers and annotated bibliographies will be available as PDFs.

  • SUBMIT SCORE SHEETS: Score Sheets will be submitted online.



Judge Expecations /
Judge FAQ's /
Other Volunteer Options /

Note: Handbooks have not been updated for the virtual contest. All scoring, meeting with fellow judges, and completion of score sheets will be done online.

Documentary Judge Handbook /
Exhibit Judge Handbook /
Paper Judge Handbook /
Performance Judge Handbook /
Website Judge Handbook /
Poster Judge Handbook /