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Entries per category.

Schools may enter two (2) entries per category, per division. 

Note: Junior and Senior Division do not refer to grade levels.

Entry Categories:​

  1. Individual Podcast (New)
  2. Individual Poster (grades 4-5 only)
  3. Group Poster (grades 4-5 only)
  4. Individual Historical Paper
  5. Individual Documentary
  6. Group Documentary
  7. Individual Exhibit
  8. Group Exhibit
  9. Individual Performance
  10. Group Performance
  11. Individual Website
  12. Group Website​​​



Your most important responsibility is to mentor and support your students and assist them as they create their entry projects. Review and edit the written materials, making sure students follow the rules for their entry. In order to help students prepare for competition, review the NHD-CA Handbook and coach students for their interview. 


Ask an NEH Expert

NHD has posted new videos in conjuction with the National Endowment, "Ask an NEH Expert" series, focused on skills that can apply for ANY NHD project category. They just posted the first three videos in this new series - one on building a historical argument, one on validating sources, and one on writing and editing tips.

Please ​share this link​ website with your students as they prepare for upcoming contests (or revise to advance to the next level).





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