Students may take part in NHD by creating a Historical Exhibit, either as an individual or group of 2-5 students. Historical Exhibits present information about an event, person, place, or idea from the past by physically displaying documents, images, or objects. This is done in a three-dimensional display allowing students to maximize their creativity through the design of the exhibit. Exhibits use color, images, documents, objects, graphics, and design, as well as words, to tell your story. Exhibits can be interactive experiences by asking viewers to play music, solve a puzzle, look at a video, or open a door or window to see more documents or photos.
· Maximum word count = 500 student-created words (this includes all text written for titles, subtitles, captions, descriptions, etc.) Text quoted from sources does not count against the 500-word limit, only student created words.
· Exhibits can be no more than 40 inches wide, 30 inches deep, and 6 feet high. (101 cm wide, 76 cm deep, 182 cm high)
· Entries must have a Process Paper and Annotated Bibliography (presented to judges at the contest)
· Further information on rules can be found in the National History Day Rule Book.
Exhibits are evaluated the day of the History Day event, but organizers must know that you plan to enter your exhibit for judging. On the day of the contest, Exhibit creators will show their projects to be viewed and appreciated by judges, other student participants, teachers, and guests. Following the viewing, students will have a brief interview with judges about the project, research process, and other specifics related to the topic.
For a description of how your work will be judged, and to find an exemplar, visit the NHD Asia Judge’s Corner for Exhibits. Password is nhdasia2015.