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Creating an Entry

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This page takes students through the step-by-step process of creating a project.

  1. Read about the contest theme.
  2. Determine if you want to do an individual or group project.
  3. Select a topic.
  4. Select the type of entry: documentary, exhibit, paper, performance, or website. To help you choose, read the new Contest Rule Book
  5. Research a topic.
  6. As you take notes on your sources, start your annotated bibliography.
  7. Design the entry.
  8. Self-evaluate your entry.
  9. Work with your teacher or contact your state coordinator to find out how to enter the contest.
  10. Create a Process Paper.  Here is one example (.pdf) and another (.doc)
  11. Using a checklist from the appropriate category, review your project. (New 2020-21 checklists)
  12. Sample Evaluation Forms  (New 2020-21 evaluation forms)
  13. If you have been advanced to a regional or state contest, use the Virtual Contest Guidelines to format your project for a submission to the contest.