Information

Important Dates & Times

Friday January 01, 2021 at 8:00 AM
Tuesday March 02, 2021 at 11:59 PM
Thursday March 18, 2021 at 11:59 PM
Thursday March 19, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Friday March 27, 2020 at 11:59 PM
Thursday March 19, 2020 at 8:00 AM
Sunday March 28, 2021 at 8:00 AM

Virtual Contest Rules, Information & Resources

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Documentary

Rules and Information

In addition to the rules & requirements listed below, any documentary submissions must follow all rules listed on pages 27-29 of the 2020 Contest Rule Book

You will be turning in a link to your documentary video which means it will need to be uploaded or hosted from an online service. In the past, we've recommended Streamable.com since you do not need an account to use it, your videos are visible only to those with a link, the upload process is relatively uncomplicated, and the video is removed after 90 days. This is not required and you are welcome to use services such as Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.

Submission Requirements

The elements required for a documentary project submission are:

  1. Your written materials document

    • Must be exported to a PDF for submission.

    • Your PDF must be in the following order:

      1. A title page.
      2. Your process paper.
      3. Your annotated bibliography.
    • Check the Resources section below for an example PDF demonstrating the correct order.

  2. A link to your video

NOTE: Check your documentary video link in your browser's private/incognito mode. If it will not open or you don't have permission to view it, you will need to adjust the privilege so that anyone with the link can view it. The process to enable this will vary depending on what service you use to host your video.

Submitting Your Project

You can repeat the following process as many times as necessary if you need to update your submission.

  1. Click your name in the top-right section of the contest website and select My Profile.
  2. The click the Upload File button next to the Written Materials field.
  3. Click Browse on the dialog that pops up, locate your written materials PDF on your computer, click Open (or double click the file) and then click Upload.
  4. Add your video link in the Link field.

NOTE: The size of your PDF must be less than 20 MB.

Resources

Template

Example

Exhibit

Rules and Information

In addition to the rules & requirements listed below, any exhibit submissions must follow all rules listed on pages 30-32 of the 2020 Contest Rule Book

For this year's contest, you have the option to create either a physical or a virtual exhibit. Information about these formats can be found in the sections below.

Whether you create a physical or virtual exhibit, NHD strongly recommends that you create a simpler exhibit this year — a tri-fold board without the extras. Photographed physical exhibits or virtually created exhibits cannot adequately represent exhibits that are round, multi-sided, or those with moving parts.

NOTE: If you choose to add multimedia, you can include links in your virtual submission.

Creating a Physical Exhibit

Students opting to create a physical exhibit will, after finishing construction, photograph sections of their board and type out any text that is visible in those sections.

Your photos and text will be placed in a slideshow-style document (e.g. PowerPoint or Google Slides) for which we have provided templates in the Resources section below.

  • You are welcome to change the fonts, color, size, etc. of the text in the templates, as long as it is legible, but you may not alter or delete the text or slides.
  • You must include a photograph of your entire board on the first slide.

Creating a Virtual Exhibit

Students opting to create a virtual exhibit will create a 1:1 scale virtual exhibit using design software such as Microsoft Publisher, Google Draw, Photoshop (or a free alternative), etc. We have provided templates in the Resources section below.

  • Your exhibit must be no more than 74 in. wide and no more than 72 in. tall.

    • When laid flat, the maximum size of an exhibit board is 74 in. wide by 72 in. tall and is the size used in both templates. While it is recommended you use this size, you can make the exhibit smaller.
  • The minimum font size for a virtual exhibit is 20pt.

  • All rules that apply to physical exhibits must be followed for virtual exhibits.

Submission Requirements

The elements required for an exhibit project submission are:

  1. A single, combined PDF containing your written materials and exhibit

    • Your PDF must be in the following order:

      1. Title Page
      2. Process Paper
      3. Annotated Bibliography
      4. Your Exhibit Project

You will likely need to export your written materials and exhibit separately and combine them using software. NHD recommends using Small PDF or I Love PDF to accomplish this. They have also provided a video demonstrating this process which can be found in the resources section below.

Submitting Your Project

You can repeat the following process as many times as necessary if you need to update your submission.

  1. Click your name in the top-right section of the contest website and select My Profile.
  2. The click the Upload File button next to the Written Materials field.
  3. Click Browse on the dialog that pops up, locate your combined, written materials and exhibit PDF on your computer, click Open (or double click the file) and then click Upload.

NOTE: The size of your PDF must be less than 20 MB.

Resources

Templates

Examples

Miscellaneous

  • This video demonstrates how to combine your documents into a single PDF file.
Paper

Rules and Information

In addition to the rules & requirements listed below, any documentary submissions must follow all rules listed on pages 22-24 of the 2020 Contest Rule Book

IMPORTANT: From this year on, historical papers are required to include a process paper as part of their submission.

Submission Requirements

  • A single, combined PDF containing your written materials and paper

    • Your PDF must be in the following order:

      1. Title Page
      2. Process Paper
      3. Paper
      4. Annotated Bibliography

Submitting Your Project

You can repeat the following process as many times as necessary if you need to update your submission.

  1. Click your name in the top-right section of the page and select My Profile.
  2. Then click the Upload File button next to the Written Materials
  3. Click Browse on the dialog that pops up, locate your combined written materials and paper PDF on your computer, click Open (or double click the file) and then click Upload.

NOTE: The size of your PDF must be less than 20 MB.

Resources

Template

Example

  • Example submission

    • This example is from a year prior to the requirement for a process paper so we have included one from another project to demonstrate the correct order.
Performance

Rules and Information

In addition to the rules & requirements listed below, any performance submissions must follow all rules listed on pages 25-26 of the 2020 Contest Rule Book

You will be turning in a link to your performance video which means it will need to be uploaded or hosted from an online service. In the past, we've recommended Streamable.com since you do not need an account to use it, your videos are visible only to those with a link, the upload process is relatively uncomplicated, and the video is removed after 90 days. This is not required and you are welcome to use services such as Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, etc.

For this virtual contest, students will be required to fill out a Performance Companion Worksheet. Instructions are included in the provided templates. You can find the templates in the resources section below along with a completed example worksheet.

Virtual contest-specific rules

  • Individual Performances

    • Individual performances can be filmed on a camera, phone, or online conferencing platform, such as Google Meet, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams. These are only recommendations and you are free to use any platform you like as long as all other rules are observed.
  • Group Performances

    • Group performances can be filmed using online conferencing platforms such as Google Meet, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams. These are only recommendations and you are free to use any platform you like as long as all other rules are observed.

Submission Requirements

  1. A single, combined PDF containing your written materials and performance worksheet.

    • Your PDF must be in the following order:

      1. Title Page
      2. Process Paper
      3. Performance Companion Worksheet
      4. Annotated Bibliography
  2. A link to your video

NOTE: Check your video link in your browser's private/incognito mode. If it will not open or you don't have permission to view it, you will need to adjust the privilege so that anyone with the link can view it. The process to enable this will vary depending on what service you use to host your video.

Submitting Your Project

You can repeat the following process as many times as necessary if you need to update your submission.

  1. Click your name in the top-right section of the contest website and select My Profile.
  2. The click the Upload File button next to the Written Materials field.
  3. Click Browse on the dialog that pops up, locate and select your combined written materials and companion worksheet PDF on your computer, click Open (or double click the file) and then click Upload.
  4. Add your video link in the Link field.

NOTE: The size of your PDF must be less than 20 MB.

Resources

Templates

Examples

Website

Rules and Information

Submissions must follow all rules listed on pages 33-36 of the 2020 Contest Rule Book. Otherwise, there are no additional rules for this virtual contest.

Submission Requirements

  1. Your NHDWebCentral Website key

    • Your website must include a title page.

    • You must also include your process paper and annotated bibliography in PDF format somewhere on your website as (preferably on their own page).

Submitting Your Project

  • Click your name in the top-right section of the contest website and select My Profile.
  • Add your website key to the Site Key field.

Resources

Templates

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Group Documentary
Group Exhibit
Group Performance
Group Website
Individual Documentary
Individual Exhibit
Individual Performance
Individual Website
Paper

Evaluation Forms

(New for 2021)


The historical quality section, which makes up 80% of project quality, is consistent across all categories. It's criteria are as follows:


HISTORICAL QUALITY (80%)
  SUPERIOR EXCELLENT GOOD FAIR NOT EVIDENT
HISTORICAL
ARGUMENT
Well-formulated historical argument supported by thorough analysis Historical argument supported by some analysis Basic historical argument supported by basic analysis Weak historical argument with little or no analysis  
Annual theme woven throughout the project Annual theme addressed in the project Annual theme mentioned in the project Annual theme connection is unclear  
WIDE
RESEARCH
Integrates body of credible research into a fully developed historical argument Provides a body of detailed and credible information Provides a body of credible information Provides a body of mostly credible information  
PRIMARY
SOURCES
Primary sources develop the historical argument Primary sources support the historical argument Primary sources illustrate the historical argument Primary sources are present, but do not connect to the historical argument  
HISTORICAL
CONTEXT
Analyzes the short-term and long-term causes of the historical event(s) Identifies the short-term and long-term causes of the historical event(s) Explains the causes of the historical event(s) Identifies key people, events, and ideas leading to the historical event(s)  
MULTIPLE
PERSPECTIVES
Integrates multipleperspectives throughoutthe historical argument Demonstrates howmultiple perspectives shape the topic Includes more than one perspective Provides only one perspective  
HISTORICAL
ACCURACY
Historical information is accurate Historical information includes only minor errors Historical information includes several errors that impede understanding Historical information includes major errors that impede understanding  
SIGNIFICANCE
IN HISTORY
Draws an evidence-based conclusion about the topic's significance in history Draws a reasoned conclusion about the topic's significance in history Draws a conclusion about the topic's significance in history Attempts to draw a conclusion about the topic's significance in history  
Analyzes the short-term and long-term impact Explains the short-term and long-term impact Explains the short-term OR long-term impact Attempts to explain the short-term OR long-term impact  
STUDENT VOICE Student ideas, analysis, argument, and conclusions are original and persuasive Student ideas are distinct from research Student ideas reflect research Student ideas are difficult to discern from research  

The other 20% is Clarity of Presentation and varies by category. Plase see the full PDF's below for details:

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