The exhibit category is a popular option for students interested in conveying their theme through images and text. This category may be most familiar to students because it is the same format as many school projects, with images and paragraphs pasted to a board. You will give a small presentation to judges when they visit your exhibit. However, making a successful exhibit is no simple task. As many students choose this category, it is competitive and requires creativity in your topic and presentation to the judges.

Rules for Exhibit Entries

  1. The size of your exhibit cannot exceed the dimensions of 40 inches wide, 30 inches deep, and 72 inches high.

  2. Exhibits that rotate cannot exceed 30 inches in diameter.

  3. Supplemental materials do not count in the dimension limits.

  4. There is a five minute word limit to all writing that is attached to the exhibit.

For the full list of rules and regulations for exhibit entries, visit page 30 of the official NHD Rule Book.

For more information regarding National History Day, feel free to contact the club officers or visit the official NHD website.