Welcome to the 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. More information

The NHC theme for 2020 is CONTESTED hiSTORIES

Closing date: Friday 28 August 2020

2018 National Young Historian James Tyers
group photo of 2018 National winners in Canberra
Winning 2018 students at Parliament House Canberra
Winning students at the 2018 ceremony in Canberra
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The History Teachers’ Association of Australia (HTAA) organises and runs the NHC.

HTAA - History Teachers' Assocation of Australia

The HTAA aims to promote public support for a more widespread involvement in the teaching, learning and making of history. It encourages differing perspectives on the global experience, in the belief that an understanding of our diverse yet common past is a prerequisite to informed participation in Australian society.

For more information about the History Teachers’ Association of Australia, please visit www.historyteacher.org.au