National History Challenge

2020 National Young Historian is NSW's Brio Dos Santos-Lee (Sydney Girls' High School)

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.

2021 THEME: "SIGNIFICANCE: History Matters"

Closing Date: 27 August 2021

For more information visit the History Challenge website:
http://historychallenge.org.au

2020 WINNERS

NATIONAL WINNERS FROM NSW - Young Historian Platinum

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

2020 National Winners from NSW (Young Historian Platinum)
(L to R) Brio Dos Santos-Lee, Arlo Temple, Aaron Rucinski

 

National Young Historian of the Year

2020 National Winner

Brio Dos Santos-Lee

Sydney Girls' High School

 

NSW National Winners

National Year 10 Winner

Brio Dos Santos-Lee

Sydney Girls' High School

National Year 5/6 Winner

Arlo Temple

Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School

Asia and Australia Winner

Aaron Rucinski

Shore School

National Museum Exhibit Winner

Arlo Temple

Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School

 

 

NSW STATE WINNERS - Young Historian Gold

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

2020 NSW Young Historian Gold Winners at the Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park

 

NSW Young Historian of the Year

2020 NSW Winner

Brio Dos Santos-Lee

Sydney Girls' High School

 

NSW Year Level Winners

Year Level 11-12

Jay Jaewon Jeong

Baulkham Hills High School

Year Level 10

Brio Dos Santos-Lee

Sydney Girls' High School

Year Level 9

Stella Constable

Loreto Kirribilli

Year Level 8

Ethan Zhu

The King's School

Year Level 7

Daniela Bazouni

Ravenswood

Year Level 5/6

Arlo Temple

Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School

Year Level P-4 (equal)

William Krause, Josiah Wilk & Levi Maxwell

St Philip's Christian College, Waratah

Year Level P-4 (equal)

Ted Elliott

Stanmore Public School

 

NSW Special Category Winners

Asia and Australia

Aaron Rucinski

Shore School

Australian Wartime Experiences

Ronin Naumovski

Wollongong Public School

Democracy Matters

Na-Young Kim

Tara Anglican School

Indigenous History

Audrey Wong

Sydney Girls' High School

Museum Exhibit

Arlo Temple

Glenaeon Rudolf Steiner School

Portrait Power

Akira Naumovski

Smith's Hill High School

Sport and History

Miriam Sinnerbrink

St Patrick's College Sutherland

Women and History

Stella Seowon Jeong

James Ruse High School

2020 NSW Young Historian Gold Winners marking a Covid year

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