2021 Student Research Awards

General Rules

  • All entries must be nominated by teachers, library media specialists, or administrators in the school attended by the student or groups of students. Adult community members such as municipal historians and public librarians may also nominate students.

  • Both individual students and groups of students (including the entire class) may be nominated. All projects must be completely student-created.

  • Entries from home-schooled students are welcome.

  • Oral history interviews are not eligible for this awards program. However, such interviews may be used as a historical item as part of a research paper that reconstructs the past (see Research Papers).

  • Entries prepared for other competitions (such as National History Day) are eligible if they meet other relevant criteria, especially the use of historical records in research.

  • Any plagiarism will result in disqualification.

  • An annotated bibliography is required for ALL entries.