Submission Instructions

Deadline:  Thursday, April 8th

11:59 PM (PDT)

Prepare your Exhibit & Written Materials

Preparing your exhibit for submission is a three-step process.

STEP 1 - Combine your final exhibit and written materials as one combined PDF file in this order:

  1. Title Page

  2. Process Paper

  3. Annotated Bibliography

  4. Exhibit

How to Combine Your PDF’s

Use the free software ilovepdf.com or
smallpdf.com to merge your PDFs into one. 


Save a PNG file of only your exhibit for the virtual showcase.



Naming your files. Save your combined PDF and PNG with the following naming format:



            [separate last names by an underscore]



Submit your files using the button below.​

You will submit your exhibit and all paperwork as one PDF file. You will also submit a separate image (PNG file) of your exhibit for the Showcase Event.

For groups, only ONE group member needs to submit the project.


For the NHD-CA contest, only exhibits that are created digitally will be judged.


Exhibit submissions that are photos/images of 3-D traditional exhibits will NOT be accepted.

Digital Exhibit Rules

The exhibit entry must conform to these rules and guidelines: 

  1. The exhibit must be created digitally.

  2. Your exhibit must conform to all NHD Exhibit rules* except, “D2 Size Requirements”

  3. The layout dimensions for your digital file must be no larger than 74” wide by 72” high.

  4. The font size for headings, subheadings, text, and quotes must be 20 point font or larger.

  5. The font size for credits must be 12 point font or larger.


*NHD Rules can be found at:

Creating a Digital Exhibit

You may create your digital exhibit using ANY program you prefer. Examples: Google Draw, Google Slides*, Word, Canva, InDesign.

*We only accept a one page PDF file that conforms to the size requirement listed above. Multi-page PDF's of slides are NOT accepted.



If you choose to include multimedia, put the link on your exhibit. Test the link on your PDF download. If sharing from your school Google Drive, please make sure that sharing is accessible to anyone. Test the link to make sure the multimedia can be accessed by someone outside your school.