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2016 History Fair
More information about the 2016 NHD theme (Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in History) will be available soon.

Fair Dates:
February 25-26, 2016
Registration Information

Weather Delays: Schedule
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HOTRHF Handbook 2015
HOTRHF Handbook - 2015 Rules & Guidelines

National History Day has updated the rules for 2015. Please read the NHD Contest Rule Book.

The 2015 HOTRHF is now over. Thanks to everyone who participated this year! We look forward to seeing everyone again at the 2016 HOTRHF on February 25-26, 2016!



The Heart of Texas Regional History Fair (HOTRHF) 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 hotfair@baylor.edu

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Contact the office: (254) 710-3783 or hotfair@baylor.edu. See HOTRHF Office Information for more information.

HOTRHF Note: The National History Day rules listed on this website have been updated for 2015.

IMPORTANT NOTE: - updates for 2015 are now being made to this Web site




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