Doors to Diplomacy Timeline

Registered projects: If you have already registered your project, you may View your personal check list to complete the milestones listed in the timeline below. (You must be registered for Doors to Diplomacy 2012 to view your personal checklist.)

  1. Doors to Diplomacy Project Registration
    Saturday, 1 October, '11 - Thursday, 15 March, '12
    Registration has closed for this year

  2. Review Rules and Theme
    Saturday, 1 October, '11 - Wednesday, 7 March, '12

    Review the following pages, and then develop your project to align with the Doors to Diplomacygoals.

  3. Conduct research and build web pages
    Saturday, 1 October, '11 - Wednesday, 7 March, '12

    You should begin organizing your students, conducting research and building your web pages as soon as possible so that you can pace yourself. Start with the key elements and add the "bells and whistles" if time permits.

  4. Review the Evaluation Rubric
    Saturday, 1 October, '11 - Friday, 16 March, '12

    Print out the Evaluation Rubric and review the criteria with your students.

  5. Upload and test web pages on your server
    Wednesday, 4 January, '12 - Wednesday, 7 March, '12

    Be sure to upload and test your web pages before the upload deadline. If you wait until the last minute you might run into unforeseen problems and not have time to correct them.

    You may post your project on any available Web server. There are many companies that offer free or inexpensive Web site hosting. Please select a host that does not publish offensive or inappropriate advertisements.

    NOTICE: You may NOT make any changes to your web project pages after peer review begins!

  6. Create your Bibliography Page
    Wednesday, 4 January, '12 - Friday, 16 March, '12

    Your project must include a page that cites the sources for your project's information. When you complete your project narrative, you must include a link to that page. Therefore, you should create your bibliography page before you attempt to complete the narrative. The bibliography does not need to be edited in final form until peer review begins.

    The Citation Machine link below will help you generate appropriate bibliographic entries for your bibliography page. Just copy and paste the citations into your HTML editor and make sure that the URL's included are hot links that work when you click on them.

    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.

  7. Complete your Project Narrative
    Wednesday, 4 January, '12 - Friday, 16 March, '12

    Your project must contain a Project Narrative that provides important information about your project to the judges and other viewers of your site.

    Important: Your Project Narrative must be submitted using the project narrative form access from your personal Project Checklist.

  8. Submit your Final Entry Notice
    Wednesday, 4 January, '12 - Friday, 16 March, '12

    In order to qualify for judging as an official Doors to Diplomacy project, you must notify us by submitting your Final Entry Notice.

    You must do this 10 days or so before peer review/judging begins so that GSN staff may prepare peer review assignments.

    You may continue to work on your Web pages until peer review begins. When Peer Review begins, You must stop working on your Web pages.

  9. Complete four peer reviews of other projects.
    Sunday, 25 March, '12 - Sunday, 15 April, '12
    Project Peer Review has closed for this year

  10. Find Out How You Ranked
    Saturday, 19 May, '12 - Saturday, 15 September, '12

    Look on the Winners' Page for final rankings of the top projects in each category.

  11. View Peer Reviews submitted on your project
    Sunday, 20 May, '12 - Saturday, 15 September, '12

    View the scores and comments reviewers submitted on your project.

  12. Print Certificate of Participation
    Sunday, 20 May, '12 - Monday, 1 October, '12

    You can print copies of our official Certificate of Participation for each of your students.