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2024 NHD-OC Cont​​​e​st Information & Interview Schedule

The 2024 NHD​-OC Contest will be held on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at Sierra Vista Middle School, located at 2 Liberty, Irvine, California, 92620. 

Additional information will be made available in the coming weeks.​

Please click he​​​re​​​ for the interview schedule.​

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Each year, National History Day®​ frames students' research within a historical theme. The theme is chosen for broad application to world, national, or state history and its relevance to ancient history or to the more recent past.

To celebrate National History Day's 50th anniversary, the 2023-2024 theme is Turning Points in History. Students are encouraged to explore ideas, events, or actions that have brought forth significant change or have had significant impact.

To learn more about this year's theme, please review the valuable resources below.



   NHD Theme Book                               NHD Theme Graphic Organizer 

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 Visit the Contest Rules page for additional guidance and information.

Project Submissions for Pre-Judged NHD-OC Categories


See directions for documentary submission here. ​Documentaries and written materials ​(as one pdf) are to be shared with by Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at 9:00 p.m. PDT. No changes can be made after uploading your documentary. Please notify us via email when you have shared your documentary.


See directions for podcast submission he​re. Podcasts and written materials (as one pdf)​ are to be shared with by​ Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at 9:00 p.m. PDT. No changes can be made after uploading your podcast. Please notify us via email when you have shared your podcast.​


Website Category Platform: NHDWebCentral 

​NHDWebCentral opened for 2023-2024 website creation on Wednesday, September 13th at 9:00 a.m. ET. NHD will post an announcement on NHDWebCentral, the NHD website, and across the NHD social medial channels. 

All of the guides, instructions, videos, playlists, and FAQs are located on the NHDWebCentral website. NHD-OC Coaches and Students should visit the website for additional information.

Websites will be locked on Tuesday, February 20, 2024, at 9:00 p.m. PDT. No changes can be made after the lockout. Once the student has published their website via Webcentral, the website has been  submitted. No changes can be made after s​ubmission.​​​ Written materials should be linked on your website's homepage.

If you have questions regarding NHDWebCentral website, please refer to the NHD-CA Guide website​  or e-mail us at​ 

Historical Papers (NHD-CA Category Only)

Registration and submission of historical papers will follow a new format than other NHD categories. Please see the NHD-CA website for more details.  Historical papers will not compete at the county level, and will instead be submitted to the state contest by teachers. Papers are due by February 13, 2024

For additional guidance and information on project submissions for all categories, please visit the Contest Rules page.  ​

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For more information about the NHD-OC contest, please e-mail us at​