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The Spotlight Award ($500 award) will be presented to a 12th-grade student who has participated in NHD-OC for a minimum of three (3) years including their senior year and is planning to attend college in the fall.
The student's NHD-OC coach must make a nomination for the award. A Coach may only nominate one student. Members of the NHD-OC Team will select the honoree, and the winner will be announced at the annual NHD-OC Awards Ceremony.
The student nominated for this award should demonstrate academic excellence, outstanding leadership, persistence, and strong care and concern for others. The nominee should also be someone committed to not only working hard individually but who also takes responsibility for motivating and leading others to achieve their personal best. To nominate a student, please click the Nomination Form.
California Global Education Project Award for Global Citizenship:Elementary Group Poster, Junior Group Exhibit, and Senior Group Exhibit entries are eligible to earn the California Global Education Project Award for Global Citizenship. Winners will be awarded $100 to share with group members. Winners will be selected based on the following criteria:
Please complete this Nomination Form. Nominations are due February 10, 2023
Sherman Library & Gardens Award for Regional History Research:Junior Group Documentaries are eligible to earn the Sherman Library & Gardens Award for Regional History Research. Winners will be awarded $200 to be shared by the group plus a family membership for each member of the group. Winners will be selected based on the following criteria:
Please complete this Nomination Form. Nominations are due February 10, 2023.
Lowell Milken Center Discovery Award
Your NHD Project could win $10,000! The Lowell Milken Center, a strong supporter of the NHD program, offers an annual competition in which NHD students across the country submit their projects for consideration in the Center's Discovery Award.
Who's eligible? Grades 6 -12.
What categories? Documentary, Exhibit, Performance, and Website.
Requirements? Projects must emphasize Unsung Heroes In History.
Please contact the Lowell Milken Center for more information at www.lowellmilkencenter.org website.
The Yosemite Invitation allows each county to advance one project from up to three new schools to the NHD-CA state competition.
The qualifications are:
Selected entries will compete on the same level as all other entries attending NHD-CA, including the opportunity to represent NHD-CA at the NHD contest in Maryland.
Invitations will be sent to new schools/coaches in February.
Group websites that embrace and embody the traits of “The Pioneer Spirit" are eligible to receive The Moulton Award. Winners will be awarded $200 to share with group members. Nominees will be selected based on the following criteria:
Please complete this Nomination Form (one per entry). Nominations are due February 10, 2023
NHD Internship Opportunity
If you answered Yes to all of the following you should apply for the NHD Internship during this year's National History Day Contest in College Park, Maryland.
Sacrifice for Freedom®: World War II in the Pacific Student & Teacher Institute
Sacrifice for Freedom®: World War II in the Pacific Student & Teacher Institute, sponsored by the Pearl Harbor Historic Site partners, provides an exceptional opportunity for 16 student/teacher teams to study World War II in the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawai'i, in summer 2023. Past teacher participants noted that the Institute was a significant professional development experience that changed the way they viewed World War II in the Pacific. Student participants reported that the research and Hawaiʻi-based learning activities challenged their thinking and expanded their perspective of history. Applications are now being accepted for the 2022 Sacrifice for Freedom®: World War II in the Pacific Student & Teacher Institute. Program and travel fees are paid by the Pearl Harbor Historic Site partners.
Applications are due: November 28, 2022.
To learn more and apply visit, nhd.org/sff2022.
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