Sac History Day – Exhibit 

Submission Instructions

The finished form of your virtual exhibit, which you will submit for judging, must be a JPG file (JPEG) that conforms to the following rules and guidelines. You will also submit your written materials as a separate PDF file.


For the Sac History Day 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.



If you choose to include multimedia, you can include the link in your JPG. Please make sure that sharing is accessible to anyone so that judges and others can view your multimedia.


Prepare your Exhibit & Written Materials

Submit your final exhibit as a JPG file. This file must only include your exhibit image.


Use the following naming convention:


       [separate last names by an underscore]


Submit your written materials as one PDF which includes the following items in the order below:

  1. Title Page

  2. Process Paper

  3. Annotated Bibliography

Combining multiple PDF’s into one

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

Use the following naming convention:


       [separate last names by an underscore]


Save these documents on your Google or One Drive account.



Share your files with your  contest  coordinator.

  • Click on the ​final version of your exhibit JPG file​ and share it with ​(

  • Click on your ​title page, process paper, annotated bibliography PDF and share it with ​(

What if my school Google or One Drive account does not allow me to share with someone outside of my school district?
Use a parent or teacher account to share your documentary. If you are still having problems or need assistance please contact your local history day coordinator.

What are the steps to share my documentary via Google Drive?

  • Right-click on the file you are submitting from your Google Drive.

  • Select the “Share” option from the menu.

  • Under People: enter the following gmail address: ​(insert google account)

  • Using the dropdown select "Can Edit"

  • Click the blue "Send" button.

What are the steps to share my documentary via One Drive? 

  • Right-click on the file you are submitting from your One Drive.

  • Select the “Manage Access” option from the menu.

  • Click the + next to Direct Access.

  • Enter the following gmail address:

  • Using the dropdown select "Can Edit"

  • Click the blue "Grant Access" button.