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Resources for Papers

Do you like to work independently? Do you want some really good practice for college? Papers are a great way to show off your research and writing skills!

 Things to Remember:

  • No group entries – only individuals
  • Papers must be between 1,500  and 2,500 words
  • Citations are required
  • Double space and use 12-point font
  • You will be asked to provide four copies of your paper and annotated bibliography prior to the competition
  • See the Contest Rule Book for the complete set of rules. Paper students are now required to write a Process Paper.

The Uploading Process (2022 information coming soon!)
Students will NOT send in hard-copies of their papers. Please see the Contest Guide for details about submitting your project.  Students will upload a single PDF with their title page, process paper (new for 2021!), paper, and annotated bibliography to the registration system.

Review the Rules
Please review the rules for the competition and your category in the National History Day Contest Rule Book. The rule book can be found online at



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