National History Challenge

The National History Challenge is a research-based competition for students. It gives students a chance to be an historian, investigating their community and exploring their own past. It emphasises and rewards quality research, the use of community resources and effective communication and presentation. Students from Primary to Year 12 submit their research at school level and can progress through State and National finals.

The National History Challenge demonstrates the quality of work which is being produced in our Primary and Secondary schools and testifies to the importance and value of understanding our own past. Congratulations to both the NSW and National Winners on their efforts and contribution to the National History Challenge. We look forward to an equally high standard of research and investigation for the upcoming year.

2022 THEME: "Causes and Consequences"

Closing Date: 26 August 2022 

For more competition information click here

Visit the History Challenge main website:
http://historychallenge.org.au

2021 WINNERS

NATIONAL WINNERS FROM NSW - Young Historian Platinum

We would like to congratulate the following NSW students who were winners at the National Level.

2021 National Winners from NSW (Young Historian Platinum)
(L to R) Michelle Lai, Chelsea Paleologos, Minghui Yuki Xie, Joy Ye

 

National Young Historian of the Year

2021 National Winner

Michelle Lai

Sefton High School

 

NSW National Winners

National Year 10 Winner

Michelle Lai

Sefton High School

Museum Exhibit

Chelsea Paleologos

Kambala Junior School

Indigenous History

Minghui Yuki Xie

Sydney Girls' High School

Asia and Australia

Joy Ye

Pymble Ladies College

 

 

NSW STATE WINNERS - Young Historian Gold

Congratulations to the following NSW students who were winners at the State Level. 

2021 NSW Young Historian Gold Winners at the Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park

 

NSW Young Historian of the Year

2021 NSW Winner

Michelle Lai

Sefton High School

 

NSW Year Level Winners

Year Level 11-12

Jacob Shields

Lumen Christi Catholic College

Year Level 10

Michelle Lai

Sefton High School

Year Level 9

Sofia Dominiq Culas

Cherrybrook Technology High School

Year Level 8

Amy Zhang

Pymble Ladies College

Year Level 7

Lucas Seong Hyeon Hong

Chatswood High School

Year Level 5/6

Xanthe Barton

St Philip's Christian College, Newcastle

Year Level P-4 (equal)

Catherine Angelos

St Columba's Catholic Primary School

Year Level P-4 (equal)

Molly Smith

St Columba's Catholic Primary School

Year Level P-4 (equal)

Arabella Radford

Stanwell Park Public School

 

NSW Special Category Winners

Asia and Australia

Joy Ye

Pymble Ladies College

Australian Wartime Experiences

William Burdekin

St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Concord

Democracy Matters

Aleesha Sureshnair

Merewether High School

Indigenous History

Minghui Yuki Xie

Sydney Girls' High School

Museum Exhibit

Chelsea Paleologos

Kambala Junior School

Using Primary Sources

Sarah Myatt

St Catherine's School Waverley

Sport and History

Sydney Bao

Ravenswood School for Girls

Women and History

Eva Noelle Jacobson

Ascham

Submitting Entries

Entries to be submitted by online registration & upload through the History Challenge website.

Models or Museum display Entries - in NSW we are not able to accept the actual display itself for the first round of judging.

  • Prepare a portfolio to showcase your display. (Eg. you can choose to create a document that includes photos, an explanation, or create a short film)
  • Submit this portfolio through the online upload at the History Challenge website

*Entries that cannot be uploaded on the online portal (eg. files larger than 5MB)

  • Send 4 identical copies of your entry to the HTANSW Office (i.e. if on a USB, then 4 x USB's; if a photo portfolio, then 4 sets of the portfolio etc.)
  • Ensure that these entries are accompanied either by:
    1) 4 x hard-copies of your online registration confirmation letter OR
    2) 4 x sets of completed FORMS to the below address (i.e. cover sheets, entry form, declaration, summary, certificate of originality)

FAXED or EMAILED entries WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Send NSW Entries only to: 
Entries for National History Challenge
c/- HTANSW
P O Box 219
ANNANDALE NSW 2038

 

Past Winner Interviews