HOTRHF Handbook 2013
28th Edition HOTRHF Rule & Guideline Book
The history fair dates have changed to February 14 & 15. Disregard all places in this PDF file where the old history fair dates appear - they were February 7 & 8,
HOTRHF Note: FOR 2013 - National History Day is continuing to use the 2010-2011 rule book since there are no rule changes for 2012-2013. National History Day Rule Book
Heart of Texas Regional History Fair
Annual history fair February DATES have been CHANGED to
FEBRUARY 14 & 15.
As of the morning of December 20, 2012 the HOTRHF encountered uncontrolable circumstances and had to make this sudden change for the history fair dates.
The HOTRHF regrets any inconvience this may cause our regional schools or their administration.
NOTE: The annual history fair dates are printed throughout this web site. The HOTRHF staff is trying to make all the changes as quickly as possible even though it is the holiday break for Baylor University. We ask your patience and that you disregard any old history fair dates of February 7 & 8.
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: this page is complete or fully up to date for 2013