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Alameda County - NHD-CA / State History Day Info - May 10-12, 2019


Congratulations for being an Alameda County History Day Champion! All the info you need for attending NHD-CA / State History Day is listed below and this page will continue to be updated.



March 12:  Now is the time to register for State History Day! 


Help improve our ACOE State HD Projects 


Other Info

Registration Information about NHD-California is here May 10-12, 2019

Location: William Jessup University2121 University Avenue, Rocklin, CA 95765

Here are Key Dates to Know 

  • Elementary Division Judging & Awards on Friday (5/10)
  • Junior Division Preliminary Judging on Friday (5/10)
  • Senior Division Preliminary Judging on Saturday (5/11)
  • Jr. / Sr. Division Awards on Sunday (5/12)


Here are the next steps you have to determine:


1. Now that you have determined you will attend NHD-CA, will you Compete or Participate?

If you are going to “compete” then that means redoing and improving your project based on the judging sheets and feedback from your history day coaches. The good news is that you have until April 17 (Papers, Websites and Documentaries) or May 9 (Exhibits, Posters and Performances) to improve your project.

  • Review your judging score sheets
  • Ask your teachers for feedback about your project. Talk with your families about your project. 
  • Make a list of things you want to do to improve your project and share that with your parent or teacher. Create your “History Day Improvement Plan” document. 
  • If you would like another set of eyes on your 2-page paper or Annotated Bibliography, you can email that to Rob Darrow, Alameda County History Day Coordinator. 
  • Increase your primary sources and interviews with experts about your topic. 
  • Talk with your school or public librarian about the primary source documents you are needing.
  • Go to a university library and talk with them about finding the primary source documents you are looking for.    


3. By March 20: Register for NHD-CA ($95 per student) and make your lodging reservations. See info on website: www.nhdca.org/statecontest

To register online (similar to County History Day registration):

  • A parent/guardian must complete parts of the registration.
  • Name of your School, District, County your school resides in
  • Your History Day Teacher's name 
  • Medical Insurance Provider Name, Policy Number, Family Doctor's Name
  • Group Members names - if it is a group entry
  • Website entries will need to know your website URL: Weebly username and password
  • Payment: Registration fee is $95 per student. Registration fee is paid by school or family. Indicate this when registering. 
  • If no teacher, you can use Rob Darrow, County Coordinator, as your teacher, but let him know (robdarrowhistoryday@gmail.com


5. Continue to improve your project. Your families, history day teachers, history day coordinator and county history day judges are here to help. We are happy to review your updated project, etc.  Our County History Day judges are happy to re-view your historical papers, websites or documentaries.


Here are some past California State History Day winners.  


Parent Information about the NHD-CA Schedule


Attending NHD-CA can be done in many ways.

-       Drive up and complete your interview/performance/documentary; if qualified for finals, then documentaries and performances present again in evening.  

-       Stay for the entire weekend and view other documentaries/performances/exhibits

-       In between interviews and finals, spend time viewing documentaries, performances and exhibits or drive to Sacramento to view the Capitol or various museums (start thinking about topics for next year’s history day topic).


The time commitment at NHD-CA are as follows based by project:

-       Paper and Websites: One 15 minute interview (no finals interview)

-       Exhibits and Posters: One 15-minute interview (no finals interview – exhibits and posters in finals have to remain for finals judging, others can be removed after public viewing)

-       Documentary and Performances: 20-minute preliminary presentation and interview. Those in finals will present their performance or documentary again (no interview).

-       (Optional) – Attend Awards Ceremony on Sunday to receive medals and special awards and attend National History Day meeting if in the top 2 or 3 in the state. Registration for NHD takes place.  


Here is the schedule for NHD-CA.

Friday – Juniors Competition (Finals at night)

Saturday – Senior Competition (Finals at night)

Sunday – Awards Ceremony



-       7:30am – 9:00 pm Student Check In

-       7:30 AM – 8:45 AM Exhibit and Poster Set-up Academic Warehouse

-       9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Junior Division Preliminary Judging/ Elementary Division Poster Judging

-       12:00 PM – 1:00 PM - Public Viewing Academic Warehouse

-       1:30 PM – 5:00 PM - Junior Division Preliminary Judging Academic Warehouse

-       3:00 PM – 3:45 PM - Elementary Awards Ceremony Academic Warehouse

-       5:45 PM – 7:00 PM - Public Viewing Academic Warehouse

-       Senior Division Exhibit Set-up

-       Exhibit Removal: Junior Non-Finalist Entries Only

-       *** 6:00 PM Finalists Posted: Junior Division (online and at WJU) Outside of Act. Warehouse (Performance and Documentary projects presented again)

-       6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Junior Finals Judging

-       9:00 PM – Removal of exhibits now or Saturday morning



7:30 AM – 6:00 PM Student/Teacher Check-In Activities Warehouse

7:30 AM – 8:45 AM Exhibit Set-up Academic Warehouse

7:30 AM – 11:00 AM Dorm Check-out Activities Warehouse

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Senior Division Preliminary Judging

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Public Viewing of Exhibits Academic Warehouse

*** 2:30 PM Finalists Posted: Senior Division (Online and at WJU) Outside of Act. Warehouse

3:30 PM – 9:00 PM Senior Division Finals

Removal of exhibits now or Sunday morning



9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Awards Ceremony: Junior & Senior Divisions Assembly Hall

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM State Champions Meeting – Register for NHD Assembly Hall




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