Process Paper

A process paper is a description of no more than 500 words explaining how you conducted your research and created and developed your entry.

All categories except historical papers must include a process paper.

A process paper should include the following four sections:

  1. explain how you chose your topic;
  2. explain how you conducted your research;
  3. explain how you selected your presentation category and created your project;
  4. explain how your project relates to the annual theme.

For more information about creating a process paper, including examples, visit the National History Day Web page at

HOTRHF Note: this page is now up to date and current for 2014.