Frequently Asked Questions

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Here are answers to some of the most common questions that we receive.

Registration and Contest FAQs
Registration and Contest FAQs
REGISTRATION QUESTIONS

I can’t participate in the National Contest. What should I do?
Please inform your affiliate coordinator IMMEDIATELY so that proper arrangements can be made. You can find your affiliate coordinator at www.nhd.org/affiliate.

After I created my account, I forgot my password. What should I do?
If you have forgotten your password, click the "Forgot Password/Username" button to reset your login information. Please do not create a duplicate account.

Do all the students in a group need to participate in the National Contest?
All group members need to register and pay the entry fee for a project to be evaluated.

Do teachers have to create an account in the online registration system?
Yes. Teachers of participating students must create an account in the online registration system. They must create their teacher accounts before their students register. This will allow the students to select their teachers during student registration to link the teacher to the student and the entry. Please do not create a duplicate account.

Do teachers have to pay a registration fee for the virtual contest?
There is no teacher registration fee for the virtual contest.

Can teachers pay the registration fees for their students?
Yes. If the school is paying for student fees, a teacher can pay for their students through his/her own teacher account. Please note: individual fees cannot be split between multiple forms of payment (i.e., credit card or check). Each order must be paid in full by a single form of payment. For example, if your students' registration fees are being paid by a check from your school, the check must cover the full amount ($150) of your students' registration fees. If you have any fees being paid by another party in addition to fees you are paying yourself, you will need to complete separate transactions. If your NHD Affiliate program is paying for any of your fees, please ask them for further instructions. You can find their contact information here: www.nhd.org/affiliate

Can students change the title of their projects?
Yes. You must make all changes before registration closes. To make changes to the title of your project, log in to your registration account and access your profile. You may make changes to the entry fields on this page. Remember to "Save" when you are finished.

My name is misspelled in the system. Can I change it?
Yes, students can correct this before registration closes. Log in to your registration account and access your profile. You may make changes to the name fields on this page. Remember to "Save" when you are finished.

Whom do I talk to about payments?
Please speak with the finance director, Lorena Torres. Ms. Torres can be reached by email: lorena@nhd.org.

ACCEPTED CATEGORY FORMATS

What format should I use to upload my project?
Below you will find upload information for each category. These instructions also are located in the National Contest Registration Instructions, page 12.

Documentary
Please follow these instructions.
These instructions also are located in the National Contest Registration Instructions.

Exhibit
Please follow these instructions.
These instructions also are located in the National Contest Registration Instructions, which contains links to the templates.

Paper
Please follow these instructions.
These instructions also are located in the National Contest Registration Instructions.

Performance
Please follow these instructions.
These instructions also are located in the National Contest Registration Instructions, which contain links to the templates.

Website
Please follow these instructions.
These instructions also are located in the National Contest Registration Instructions.

CONTEST INFORMATION

Will there be judge interviews?
No, there will NOT be judge interviews in the 2021 virtual contest.

When is the Welcome Ceremony?
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Click here.

When is the Awards Ceremony?
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Click here.

NATIONAL OFFICE CONTACT INFORMATION

Please review this contact information in order to direct questions to the appropriate NHD staff members.

For technical support, please email IT@nhd.org.

For payment and billing questions, please email lorena@nhd.org.

For judge questions, please email judges@nhd.org.

For registration system and contest questions, please email registration@nhd.org.

For press requests and media inquiries, please email communications@nhd.org.


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2021 NATIONAL CONTEST SCHEDULE

Check out the contest week events and programs.

https://www.nhd.org/sites/default/files/2021%20Contest%20Schedule_1.pdf
2021 NATIONAL CONTEST SCHEDULE

Check out the contest week events and programs.