team members must be
between the ages of twelve (12) and nineteen years (19).
This competition is open to middle school or high school aged students who are at between the ages of twelve and nineteen. Universities and other institutions of higher learning are not eligible.
Teams must have between two and
four student members, and
one or two adult coaches.
Please ensure that your team has at least two student members and no more than four.
in states, provinces, or nations which tax, restrict or prohibit participation
in an event such as Doors to Diplomacy are not eligible to participate.
This is an international competition open to students in all countries, except where prohibited by law. It is your responsibility to ensure that your team's participation in this event does not violate any applicable laws.
IMPORTANT: Look at your calendar to budget enough time around your spring holidays!
The Doors to Diplomacy Project Narrative must be submitted using the project narrative
form. You may access the project narrative form in
your personal Checklist.
The Peer Review Evaluation Rubric represents an evolving effort to establish objective guidelines and criteria to evaluate student-developed Web projects. (See Peer Review and Final Judging ). Here are some suggestions:
When conducting original research and publishing a report or project, it is always necessary to identify the source of your information. See examples of how to cite sources and create a bibliography.
Your project must contain a separate bibliography page where you cite the sources for the information in your project and list the people who helped you with your Web pages (if any). You will provide the link to this page in your Project Narrative (see your checklist for the due-date for your narrative), and the review rubric evaluates your bibliography.
IMPORTANT: Your project will be disqualified if the reviewer cannot find your bibliography.
Although we do not require any specific citation format, we recommend that you use the Citation Machine at http://citationmachine.net to generate and compile your citations which you can then cut and paste into your HTML editor.
In any case, your students should leave the reviewers no doubt about where they acquired the information they used, and in no case should you permit your students to plagiarize.
Your bibliography must also list the names of the people who helped you to assemble your Web pages. If you received no help, your bibliography should state that.