Category Requirements

Category Requirements

All categories are group or individual and require a Process Paper 
(except for the Historical Paper category)



Historical Paper (individual only)

1,500 - 2,500 words (essentially 3-5 pages typed)


40 inches wide, 30 inches deep, 6 feet high; < 500 words of student-based text


< 10 minutes (aim for 8 minutes or more)

Documentary < 10 minutes (aim for 8 minutes or more)


100 MB of space; < 1,200 words of student-based text; must have Process Paper and Annotated Bib on their website

All entrants must complete a process paper to submit with their projects, which is 400-
500 student words talking about the following things:

1. How you chose your topic

2. How you conducted research

3. How you selected your presentation category and created your project

4. How your project relates to the theme.

Other things to note:

  • All sources must be cited in the bibliography or you are committing plagiarism!
  • All graphics need citations
  • Primary sources (quotes) do not count towards the word limits
  • Everything needs to support the thesis or it should be removed
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