The paper category must be completed individually, so this may be a good option if you prefer to work alone. Since there is only a written component, this medium can convey a much larger amount of information than any other category.

Rules for Paper Entries

  1. Your paper must exhibit correct English grammar.

  2. It must contain a word count of between 1,500 and 2,500 words.

  3. Any graphics and primary sources included in the paper must be placed in the appendices, referenced in the paper, and presented in the annotated bibliography.

For the full list of rules and regulations for paper entries, visit page 22 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.