About The NHC

What is the National History Challenge?

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 consider ideas throughout history. The NHC encourages the use of primary and secondary sources and offers a variety of presentation styles. It rewards students with generous cash prizes and travel opportunities.

There is NO entry fee for the NHC.

Who can enter the NHC?

Entrants may be students from Primary years to Year 12, 19 years of age or younger in Australian schools. Students can progress from School to Regional to State / Territory and National finals.

Entry Levels

  • Primary 1 (up to and including Year 4)
  • Primary 2 (Years 5 and 6)
  • Year 7
  • Year 8
  • Year 9
  • Year 10
  • Seniors ( Years 11 and 12)

 How to enter the NHC? Details here