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This year Sacramento County History Day will take place online.


When:          Competition - March 2021

Where:         Online


  • Preliminary Rounds:  The majority of the judging takes place in the morning of the event.  (7:30 am - 1:00 pm)


  • Final Round:  Some judges will be needed to serve in the afternoon for the final judging rounds. (1:30 pm - 3:00 pm)


  • Preview Categories:  Website, Documentary, and paper entries must be previewed before the competition. Entries will be emailed 1-2 weeks before the competition. Judges in these categories also will need to be present at the competition to interview students.  


  • The process:  Sign up using the link below.  We will e-mail you a confirmation letter with your assignment, a Judge Handbook, and any other pertinent information. Training will take place the morning of the competition.


Click below to download a paper version of the Participation and Medical release forms. Use these for any students who's parent or Guardian is NOT completing these online.

2022 Finalist Projects /

Two projects from each elementary poster heat were selected to move on to a final round of judging. From the finalist judging groups, 3 group and 3 individual projects will be selected as Champions.

Champion Projects /

HD Student

HD Parent

HD Advisor

HD How To's

HD Nomination Student

HD Nomination Teacher

Early Submission Deadline -
Tuesday, February 14th

The following project category types are due by 11:59 PM on February 14th. Click the button for submission instructions:

Finalist Projects
  • Finding your way around a Library; finding and interpreting secondary sources

  • Search strategies for Library’s electronic databases

  • Introduction to digital archives (Center for Sacramento History, State Archives, State Library, National Archives DocsTeach, Library of Congress; Smithsonian; etc)

  • Best practices for Google searching





Coach Online Registration Portal
Student Online Registration Form

Deadline:  Monday, February 17th - 11:59 PM

Deadline:  Monday, February 17th - 11:59 PM

Deadline:  February 14th - 11:59 PM

Deadline:  Sunday, February 23rd - 8:59 PM

Check out all of the projects submitted for this year's SCHD contest. The showcase will close on Sunday evening.

SCHD Event Program
Interview Schedule – By Division

Join us for the Awards Ceremony live on our YouTube channel at 7:00 PM

Deadline:  February 14th - 11:59 PM

Deadline:  February 14th - 8:59 PM

Finalist Projects

Finalist are entries the move on to a final round of competition. See "What are Final Rounds?" under FAQ.

NHD 101: Teacher Workshop


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Sacramento County Office of Education

8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Cost:  Free


We will host an all day workshop for teachers to discover how to incorporate National History Day (NHD) into their classrooms.


The workshop will include:

  • The nuts & bolts of NHD

  • Exploring the NHD-CA Teacher Toolkit

  • Project-Based Learning shift: doing history vs. learning history

  • Understanding the annual theme

  • Exploring how NHD meets the four dimensions of the C3 Framework

  • Identifying elements of successful NHD projects using the NHD-CA rubric


Final Results
Champions Workshop Info

Coming Soon

Finalist Projects
Elementary Division Finalists
Junior Division Finalists
Senior Division Finalists
Final Results

Check out the NHD-CA Teacher Workshop

September 27 - November 4

History Day is what you make it! Make National History Day the vehicle in your curriculum that supports inquiry and standards. Attend with your team; plan for success. Make History Day work with your calendar, your students, and your content.

Early Submission Deadline -
Wednesday, February 23rd

The following project category types are due by 11:59 PM on February 23rd. Click the button for submission instructions:

Documentary Submission
Podcast Submission
Historical Paper Submission
Website Submission

Regular Submission Deadline-

Saturday, March 12th

Exhibits, Performances, and Posters are due at the competition on Saturday, March 12. No digital exhibits or posters will be accepted.

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