How to enter

It is easy to enter the National History Challenge.

Register to receive a “no obligation” Welcome Kit.

For teachers:

  1. Using the National History Challenge Judging Sheet as a guide, six (6) entries per entry level may be submitted for judging beyond your school. An entry must be entered in an entry level and may also be entered into one special category. Please check that your entries conform to the criteria.
  2. Collect signed permission forms and send to your state coordinator.
  3. Ensure entries are submitted online by the closing date, 27 August 2021.
  4. Order Certificates of Participation online. These are for ALL participants, not just those submitted for regional or state judging, and can be ordered at any time.

For students:

  1. Think about the theme of “SIGNIFICANCE: History matters” before you choose your topic.
  2. Read the criteria of the competition.
  3. Choose your presentation format.
  4. Decide if you want to enter a Special Category as well as your year level.
  5. If selected for submission by your teacher, complete and digitally sign the online entry form. If your entry is unable to be submitted via upload e.g. a physical model or a large video file, detailed instructions will be provided while completing the online entry form. Please read and follow these instructions.
  6. Telephone support for online submissions will be available from 16 to 27 August 2021. Questions before that time should be sent to

Entry Process:

  1. Go to our website and click ‘Submit entry’
  2. Fill in the entry form and upload the entry (if not physical model). Only one entry can be submitted at one time. It is not possible to make a batch submission. Note: The bibliography must be combined with the essay into a single file. You can only attach one file per submission.
  3. A confirmation email will be sent to the teacher once an entry is successfully submitted. Please check your spam folder if it is not received.
  4. If your file is bigger than 5MB, please refer to 3D model guidelines. Instructions will appear during the submission process.
  5. Teacher must collect and send signed permission forms to the state coordinator. Please ensure the submission reference number is on the form.


Before submitting your nominated entries please make sure you:

  • select a maximum of six (6) entries for each Entry Level
  • have, where applicable, nominated entries for a Special Category award.
  • enter online before the closing date.

Where to send 3D models?

Please visit our contacts page.

What do I do if I have any questions or problems or need more details?

For more contest information please click here. You can also email us at or contact your state coordinator.