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Resources for Websites

Do you appreciate a well-designed website for its creativity and content? Perhaps the website category is your ticket to fun! A website offers a great opportunity to create an interactive presentation of your topic. You are required to create your website by using the National History Day website software (NHD WebCentral). NHD Weebly will not be used for the 2021-2022 contest year.

2021-2022 Changes to NHD WebCentral

  • The need to add a container before building each page is GONE. Every page now starts with a container so the student can drag and drop their elements into that container. This container CANNOT be resized or deleted.
  • The “Image & Caption” block has been changed to “Image & Citation” block to correspond with the NHD Rule Book.
  • There are now preset design theme templates – preset colors and fonts for all pages (if students want this option).
  • iPad/tablet compatibility has been modified
  • Additional video walkthroughs and tutorials – these will go on our YouTube playlist and on our website. This includes an NHDWebCentral Website Walkthrough I’ll be adding more resources in the fall on our website and our YouTube channel. Stay tuned!

 Things to Remember:

  • The website deadline is before the actual contest because websites are blocked from editing so that judges may view and read ahead of time
  • There is a 1,200 word limit that applies to all student-composed words
  • Links to other websites should not be on your website (except to point out where to download software plug-ins)
  • A process paper and annotated bibliography are required. They must be in PDF format and included as an integrated part of the website.
  • The website may contain multimedia clips that total no more than three minutes
  • All quotes and visual sources must be credited within the website
  • See the Contest Rule Book for the complete set of rules.

Submission Process (2022 information coming soon!)
Please see the Contest Guide  for details about submitting your project. Students will share the link to their website in the registration system. The process paper and annotated bibliography will be embedded in their website. Student will be locked out of making changes to their websites at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Websites will unlock on April 25, 2021.

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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