National History Challenge

The National History Challenge is a research-based competition for students. It gives students a chance to be an historian, researching world history, examining Australia’s past, investigating their community or exploring their own roots. It emphasises and rewards quality research, the use of community resources and effective presentation.

The History Teachers’ Association of Australia organises and runs the Challenge.

NFAW sponsors a prize in the special category Australian Women’s History.

All students who participate in the National History Challenge receive a Certificate of Participation. Each Australian state and territory have a coordinator, and state and territory judging is undertaken locally. National judging takes place in October to determine category winners and the Young Historian of the Year finalists. From these finalists, the Young Historian of the Year is chosen. The prizes are presented to the winner at Parliament House, Canberra.

The History Teachers’ Association of Australia conducts the National History Challenge each year. Details about the Challenge and how to enter are available on the National History Challenge website.