National History Challenge

National History Challenge

The National History Challenge encourages students from years 5 to 12 to use research and inquiry based learning to discover more about Australiaand its past.

The NFAW sponsors the Women’s Category, which raises the awareness of Australian school children of the role played by women in Australia’s history.

All students who participate in the National History Challenge receive a Certificate of Participation. Each Australian state and territory has 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 theme for 2012 is People and Consequences.

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.

Sponsors of other special categories include the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Old Parliament House and the National Archives of Australia.

Donate and help fund the Women’s Category of the National History Challenge.