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2024 Contest Information



​​Click here for the interview schedule (coming soon)
  • ​All entries should bring 3 copies of their written materials to their interview (exhibit and poster students will leave their written materials with their project). Written materials should include their entry number and word count on their title page. See the Contest Rule Book, Podcast & Poster Rule Book​​ & NHD-CA Contest Guide (coming soon) for more information. ​​
  • The 2024 Contest will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024. More details will be available in the coming weeks.  
  • All students should find out from their coaches if they have a meeting time and place at the contest. Students do not need to check in with NHD-OC on the day of their interview. Coaches will distribute contest materials prior to the contest. 
  • NHD-OC Contest swag will be available for purchase. 
  • School teams and families are encouraged to set up "camp". Chairs and EZ-ups are allowed. Check with your coach for your campsite location. BRING YOUR SCHOOL SPIRIT! 
  • All students are encouraged to attend finalist announcements and elementary awards. More details will be available in the coming weeks. 
Pre-judging Categories (Podcast, Paper, Website, and Documentary) are due TBD Late entries may be considered during ranking.  Follow the submissions and naming conventions for your entry. 
Exhibit and poster students will need to set up their project on TBD
Performance Students should bring their props and written materials to the outside door of their contest room 15 - 20 minutes prior to their scheduled interview time. We do not have prop storage on site.  

  • All students should arrive at their contest room 15 - 20 minutes prior to their scheduled time. All competing students should wear their lanyard and name badge while on campus (contest materials will be distributed by the coaches prior to the contest.)