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Contest Section Highlights:

Register for the national contest
What are the steps to create a project?
How do I create a process paper?
How are entries judged?

Creating A Project

This page takes students through the step-by-step process of creating an NHD entry.

  1. Read about the contest theme and review the curriculum book.
  2. Determine if you want to do an individual or group project. Use this worksheet to help you decide.
  3. Select a topic:
    - Narrow down an area of interest
    - Choose a title
    - Tips on topic selection
    - Topic selection worksheet
    - Sample topics
  4. Select the type of entry: documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, or Web site. Read the Contest Rule Book.
  5. Research a topic:
    - Research Roadmap
    - Types of source material
    - Finding basic primary source material
    - Using the Internet as a research tool
    - Research strategy worksheet
  6. Design the entry:
    - Documentary
    - Exhibit
    - Paper
    - Performance
    - Web Site
  7. Self-evaluate your entry:
    - Judging criteria
    - Evaluation forms for judging entries
  8. Contact your state coordinator to find out how to enter the contest.
  9. What is an annotated bibliography?
  10. Citing sources for an annotated bibliography? This list of links provides examples.
  11. How do I create a process paper?
  12. Sample Evaluation Forms
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