National History Day in Northeastern Wisconsin

Coordinated by Archives, Cofrin Library

An opportunity for students grades 6-12 to create a history project and compete at local, regional, state & national levels.


Creating Your Project


Know the Rules:

You can find the Contest Rulebook here.

Choose Your Category:

Know Your Category's Rules:

(See pages 20 - 31 of the Contest Rulebook from step 1 above)

These are the instructions that your judges will use to evaluate your project:

Write Your Process Paper

What is a process paper? Get the answer and look at sample papers here.

Write Your Annotated Bibliography

Wondering whether a source is primary or secondary or what you should write in your annotation? Check out the NHD guide to annotated bibliographies.

Citation Styles

Check with your teacher about preferred citation style. NHD students should follow either MLA or Turabian style guidelines.