HOTRHF Handbook 2014
HOTRHF Note: FOR 2014 there are NO rule changes. National History Day is continuing to use the 2010-2011 rule book National History Day Rule Book
Heart of Texas Regional History Fair
Annual history fair February DATES are
FEBRUARY 20 & 21, 2014.NOTICE: these fair dates have changed from the originally posted dates of February 13 & 14. Due to uncontrolable circumstances the history fair dates have changed.
The Heart of Texas Regional History Fair offers students in Central Texas opportunities to study history in exciting and creative ways. Each year, students from throughout our fourteen-county region come to the Baylor University campus to display the results of their original historical research and to compete for prizes, scholarships, and the opportunity to compete in state and national fairs.
To participate in the Heart of Texas fair, students in grades six through twelve choose topics related to a yearly theme and compete in writing papers, creating exhibits, presenting performances, compiling documentaries, and designing Web sites. Projects are judged by historians and educators, and winners are announced in a public ceremony at the conclusion of the fair.
Fifth-grade students also have the opportunity to participate in the regional fair. They may compete as individuals or members of groups in a separate fifth-grade exhibit category.
Participation in the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair develops academic, artistic, and social skills that provide lasting benefit to students in all areas of study. HOTRHF encourages teachers to use our program as an aid in teaching not only history, but also writing and research skills. History fair projects can also be the key to meeting test requirements in several curricular areas. For more information, please e-mail Dena_Martin@baylor.edu
HOTRHF Note: Rules listed on this web site are now confirmed for 2014 by National History Day.
IMPORTANT NOTE: - all fair dates in this web site should show February 20 & 21 along with a change of date for entry deadline to January 13. (if you see February 12 &13 with a deadline date of January 8 - this is INCORRECT and just missed being changed)
...Historical Paper entries & Web Site entries are also due by midnight January 13. These two categories are judged early.