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​​​​​​​​Project Submissions for the NHD-OC 2022 Virtual Contest

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. 


2020 Sacrifice for Freedom®: World War II in the Pacific Student & Teacher Institute

Applications are being accepted for the 2020 Sacrifice for Freedom®: World War II in the Pacific Student & Teacher Institute, sponsored by the Pearl Harbor Historic Site partners. This program will provide an exceptional opportunity for 16 student/teacher teams to study World War II in the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawai'i, from June 24 - July 1, 2020.

Details and application forms can be found here at​ website. The application deadline is Monday, December 2.


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).


Entries per category New For 2021.

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






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