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2021 Contest Information

2021 National History Day - California Virtual State Contest! 

Contest Page

The contest page of the NHD-CA website will be the primary point of contact for the Virtual Competition. You can reach this page at

This page will include:

  • A student list showing project entry number and judging heat
  • A link to the NHD-CA 2021 Virtual Showcase
  • Links to view finalists (posted May 6th @ 3:00 p.m.)
  • Information about the Virtual Awards Ceremony
  • Link to NHD-CA State Contest results (posted May 8th @ 9:00 p.m.)

Virtual Showcase

We are excited to announce that beginning this Thursday, May 6th, and continuing through Saturday, May 8th. Students, friends, parents, family members, teachers, and administrators will be able to browse projects in the NHD-CA 2021 Virtual Showcase. In the Showcase, you can browse a website, read a paper, take a look at a poster or exhibit, or watch a documentary or performance.


  • Thursday, May 6th at 3:00 p.m. 
    • Junior & Senior Division Finalists Posted
    • NHD-CA 2021 Virtual Showcase Opens
  • Saturday, May 8th at 7:00 p.m.
    • NHD-CA Virtual Showcase Closes
    • Virtual Awards Ceremony for all divisions begins

All winners will be posted to the NHD-CA website by 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 8th.

NHD-CA Information

Student Registration

Project Submissions

All projects for NHD-CA are due on April 8, 2021. See requirements for submissions here​.

Dates & Deadlines here​.​

Virtual Awards Ceremony, Friday, March 19, 2021 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.


NHD-OC Virtual Contest Information

As NHD-OC plans for the virtual portions of our contest, we would like to give you and your students guidance for file-naming, saving, and sharing protocols.  

Because Paper and Website categories are submitted digitally, the process to submit projects for NHD-OC will remain the same this year.  

For Posters, Documentaries, Exhibits and Performances, see directions for virtual submission, here.

Entry Numbers by Division and Category (please scroll down as there are multiple pages). 

Poster, Exhibit and Performance entries should use their entry number in their naming conventions for submission and add to their title page.


​NHD Dates

  • Websites are locked, papers are to be emailed, and documentaries are to be shared by February 16, 2021 at 9:00 p.m.
  • Posters, exhibits, and performances are to be shared by February 23, 2021 by 9:00 p.m. 





Please e-mail us at​, for more information.