Temecula Valley Museum 12
Grade History Contest
Each report must be 150 words or less and focus on Temecula’s local social or
natural history. Each report must be in one of the following formats:
Written Report/Book –Written report or book can be 12 pt font typed with double spacing or
handwritten. Book format must be no larger than letter size paper (8 ½ inches by 11 inches); may
incorporate text and images; and must be 2 to 10 pages.
Video (DVD) — Must be no longer than 8 minutes.
Power Point Presentation — A printed copy must accompany each Power Point presentation and
must be no longer than 12 pages.
Poster — No larger than 20 inches by 24 inches. Text, black and white or color photographs,
found images or drawings may be incorporated.
3-Dimensional Model — A historical structure with accuracy and appeal, which must include a
written or 12 pt font typed with double spacing description no longer than 2 pages; overall
preferred size 15 inches by 15 inches but cannot exceed 20 inches by 30 inches; and must be only
one piece .
Each report must have a History Contest form attached which will include the student’s full name;
teacher’s name; name of the student’s school; and the title of the report. Reports without this form
will not be accepted for entry.
The report will be reviewed by the Award Committee and judging
criterion based on the following:
Historical Accuracy: This category deals with the accuracy of dates and facts
Clerical Accuracy: This category deals with the accuracy of spelling, grammar and
if all the entry rules are met.
Concept Organization: This category deals with the clarity of expression and
understandability of the project ideas.
Material Organization: This category deals with the neatness of the presentation;
its orderly arrangement and the ability to follow the material from beginning to end.
Creativity: This category deals with the originality of the report concept and its
physical presentation. This includes the novelty of the idea and presentation; the
effectiveness of the medium used; and whether the project appears to be primarily
the work of the student or shows significant parental participation.
All participants will receive a museum participation acknowledgement certificate.
The report must be delivered to the Temecula Valley Museum, 28314 Mercedes St., Old Town
Temecula by no later than Friday, March 21
6:00 P.M. Winners will be announced Friday April
. The reports will be displayed at the Temecula Valley Museum from April 12
No reports will be accepted after Friday, March 21st, 2014 at 6:00 PM.