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Contest Rule Book Contest Rule Book 2 National History Day (NHD) programs are open to all students and teachers without regard to race, sex, religion, physical abilites, economic status, or sexual orientaton. NHD does not discriminate against, or limit partcipaton by, physically challenged students. NHD staf and afliate coordinators strive to accommodate students with special needs. This rule book takes efect at the beginning of the 2014-15 academic year and supersedes all previous ver
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  Contest Rule Book  Contest Rule Book 2 National History Day (NHD) programs are open to all students and teachers without regard to race, sex, religion, physical abilies, economic status, or sexual orientaon. NHD does not discriminate against, or limit parcipaon by, physically challenged students. NHD sta and aliate coordinators strive to accommodate students with special needs. T          2014-15       . Contest Rule Book  Contest Rule Book 3 I. W  N H D? A. About the Contest................................................................................... 4   B. Denions............................................................................................... 5   II. P O   A. Theme................................................................................................... 10   B. Topic...................................................................................................... 10   C. Rewards for Parcipaon...................................................................... 10   D. Divisions................................................................................................ 11   E. Contest Categories................................................................................. 11   F. Important Noces for Contestants........................................................ 12   G. Program Materials................................................................................ 12   III. R F A C   A. General Rules for All Categories........................................................... 14   B. Required Wrien Material for All Entries............................................. 16   C. Contest Parcipaon............................................................................ 19   IV. I C R   A. Paper..................................................................................................... 20   B. Exhibit................................................................................................... 23 C. Performance......................................................................................... 26   D. Documentary........................................................................................ 28   E. Website................................................................................................. 31   V. H W Y E B J?   A. Benets of the Evaluaon Process........................................................ 36   B. Who are the Judges?............................................................................. 36   C. How Does the Evaluaon Process Work?............................................. 36   D. Consensus Judging................................................................................ 37   E. The Subjecve Nature of Judging......................................................... 37 F. The Decision of the Judges is Final........................................................ 37   G. Evaluaon Criteria................................................................................ 38 i. Historical Quality.................................................................... 38 ii. Relaon to Theme................................................................. 38 iii. Clarity of Presentaon......................................................... 39   H. Rule Compliance.................................................................................. 39   I. Sample Judges’ Evaluaons.................................................................... 40   VI. R V S .......................................................................... 42   F F I .................................................................................. 43 T  O Contents  Contest Rule Book 4 Through your parcipaon in the contest, you will experience important benets beyond learning about interesng issues, ideas, people, and events of your choosing. You will hone your expressive abilies as you demonstrate command of your topic and present your work in one of the compeon’s formats: paper, exhibit, performance, documentary, or website. At the local and aliate compeons, you have the opportunity to meet students from other schools, exchange ideas, and demonstrate the results of your work. Your success in researching and producing an NHD entry may even take you to the Naonal Contest.   PLEASE READ THIS!   Before you begin work on your entry, you, your teacher, and your parents should read this  Contest Rule Book   carefully. It contains rules that you must follow to compete in all levels of the NHD compeon. More informaon about topics, sources, and deadlines is available from your regional and aliate NHD coordinators. Find your aliate coordinator at  hp://www.nhd.org/Coordinators.htm. Always contact your regional or aliate coordinator to learn whether any rules have been revised. The most up-to-date rules are available on the NHD website at hp://www.nhd.org/GengStarted.htm.NHD, a non-prot educaon organizaon based in College Park, Maryland, oers year-long academic programs that engage over half a million middle- and high-school students around the world annually in conducng and presenng srcinal research on historical topics. Since 1974, NHD has connuously improved history educaon by pro-viding professional development opportunies and curriculum materials for educators. It provides the organizaonal structure for students like you to enter contests at the local and aliate levels, with top students advancing to the naonal compeon at the University of Maryland at College Park. I. About The Contest W  N H D?
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