Criteria

General Criteria

An entry must:

  • be historically accurate and based on the use of primary and secondary sources as appropriate, with these sources being acknowledged correctly.
  • reflect an historical understanding of the period being researched.
  • relate to the theme.
  • meet the criteria for the entry format and be clearly and logically set out.
  • include a bibliography of the investigation and in Years 9 -12 this must be annotated.
  • be original and not use the words or ideas of other people without acknowledgement.

Entry Levels

Schools may enter up to a maximum of 6 entries in each of the following year level categories.

  • Primary 1 (up to Year 4)
  • Primary 2 (Years 5 and 6)
  • Year 7
  • Year 8
  • Year 9
  • Year 10
  • Senior (Years 11 – 12)

Each entry may also be nominated for one relevant Special Category award.

Presentation Formats
Students may enter using the following  formats:

Individual Research Essay

Museum Exhibit

Other Formats

Any entries that do not meet their relevant criteria will not be considered for judging.

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Criteria and Presentation Formats 2017