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Register for a FREE Welcome Kit for the National History Challenge

12 Jun 24

The National History Challenge is an exciting contest that encourages students to use research and inquiry based learning to discover more about the past. Students are the historians. They can investigate their community, explore their own and their family’s past and explore ideas throughout history. The NHC encourages inquiry based learning, the use of primary and secondary sources and offers a variety of presentation styles that can cater to individual learning styles. It rewards students with generous cash prizes and travel opportunities.

Register for a FREE Welcome Kit here: historychallenge.org.au/registration-form



For Year levels: F–12, nationwide
Topic: 2024 Theme – Crisis and Response
Competition Format: Submitted entries to a State Coordinator
Acceptable entry modes: Research essay, museum exhibit, multimedia, performance, website, ANY other form of creative representation
Application process: Schools must register for a Welcome Kit prior to deadline
Deadline for entries: Friday 23 August 2024
Prizes: Cash prizes and a behind-the-scenes trip to Canberra to receive their award at Parliament House
Coordinating and/or Sponsoring Organisation: HTAA, Australian Government, Department of Education and Training
Special Features: Individual or group entry (max. four students)
Opportunities for HTAV members: Competition judging
Website: historychallenge.org.au

This 14-minute video of the NHC launch provides everything you and your students need to know about the 2024 challenge.


The National History Challenge is supported by the Australian Government through the Quality Outcomes Programme, administered by the Australian Government, Department of Education.

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