Essays MUST to be submitted using a .doc or .docx format. We are NOT able to convert files from pdf or text formats at this time. Google Docs files need to be downloaded and resaved as .docx files. If your school does not have this capability, please make arragements with the contest Chairperson PRIOR to the entry deadline for submissions. Thank you!  

Contest Rules:
1.      Preparation Requirements:  The text of each submission to the History Contest must be no less than 1,500 words and no more than 2,500 words, where each word or number counts as one word.  Papers must be computer printed on white 8.5’’ x 11’’ plain paper with 1’’ margins on all sides.  Pages should be printed on one side only, and double spaced using 12-point Times New Roman font. Papers no longer need to be numbered. All papers must be grammatically correct and well written.
**Please do NOT include information other than the title of the paper! NO names, school information, or teacher information on the actual submission. 
2.      Citations:  Footnotes, endnotes and internal documentation are required.  Citations are used to credit the sources of specific information as well as direct quotations.  Citations should be listed on a separate page(s) using a format listed in Chicago Manual of Style.
3.      Submission Requirements:  Each eligible school (including total homeschooled student entries) may have no more than TEN entries in the History Contest.  Each student entering the competition must submit one electronic copy (*.doc, *.docx) of his/her paper by the entry deadline, March 1 (of the current school year) no later than 5:00 pm. All entry forms with student and sponsor information will need to be included with the electronic submission as well as an orginal with signatures sent to the address listed on the entry form. The original application must be postmarked by March 1st. 
4.      Selection of the Winning Entry:  All entries become the property of the History Contest Committee and will not be returned.  Proceeds (after expenses) from the sale of the bound book, created from winning entries, will be used for future funding of the Nell Propst Northeast Colorado History Contest.  All decisions of the History Contest Judges are final and not subject to review

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