Deadline January 12, 2015
  • Registration for all project entries completed online
  • Entry fees for all project entries paid to fair office
  • Historical paper projects submitted for judging. Four printed copies.
  • Web site project 8-digit URLs submitted for judging
  • T-shirt orders submitted with payment

Deadline February 4, 2016
  • Ada Margaret Smith Special Award nominations submitted
  • Baylor University Scholarship nominations
    Download scholarship application form, complete, print, and mail with teacher's letter of nomination to HOTRHF Office.
    For more information, click here.

    • All projects and students must be registered online starting December 1 and no later than January 12, 2015.
    • It is preferred all entry fees of $6.00 per student be paid no later than January 12, 2015. If payment cannot be made by this date because of school holidays or other schedule difficulties, please call or e-mail this office and we will work out a payment date for you.
    • T-shirt orders with payment of $10 per shirt are due no later than January 12. T-shirts will not be ordered unless payment is received along with the order. There will be only a limited supply of sizes available for sale on Friday of the fair.

    See office location for drop-off or mailing information.

    Junior exhibit competitors must check in and set up on Thursday, February 19, between 3:00 and 5:30 p.m. Students must set up their exhibits and leave the exhibit area by 5:30 p.m. Preliminary judging of junior exhibits begins Thursday evening at 6:00 p.m.

    Preliminary Junior Exhibit judging is mandatory for all junior division exhibits.

    Senior exhibit and 5th Grade exhibit competitors may check in and set up on Thursday, February 19, between 3:00 and 5:30 p.m. OR Friday morning, February 20, between 8:30 and 10:00 a.m. If the school has a problem meeting this schedule please contact the HOTRHF coordinator.
    IMPORTANT for 5th Grade Exhibits: YOU MUST be checked in and set-up by 9:00 a.m. - your judging takes place between 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Friday morning

    All exhibit competitors must return for Friday judging according to the schedule provided at check-in. During the scheduled Friday judging period, students--and ONLY students (no family/friends/sponsors)--will stand by their projects to be interviewed by the judges. Exhibits set up on Thursday evening must remain in place overnight and through the Friday judging period. The History Fair cannot assume liability for any items left overnight in the exhibit area. All exhibits must be removed by 7:00 p.m. on Friday evening.

    Judging of performances and documentaries is scheduled for Friday, February 20, 2015. However, all schools, sponsors, and students should be prepared to present their performances and documentaries on Thursday night, February 19, if the number of entries in these categories necessitates extended judging time. Students required to perform or show documentaries on Thursday night will be notified by their sponsor. Sponsors of the selected schools will be notified two weeks prior to the regional fair. Students judged on Thursday night will remove all equipment and props after they are judged; there are no overnight storage areas available.

    HISTORICAL PAPERS - EARLY DUE DATE - Deadline for submission of historical papers is January 12, 2015.
    Students entering historical papers must deliver four printed copies of their paper entries along with their bibliography to the History Fair office by midnight, Monday, January 12, 2015. The HOTRHF Office is located at 1624 South 9th Street, just off Baylor campus in a two-story white house that sits on the corner of 9th Street and James Street. The wooden front door has a mail slot wide enough for a 9"x12" envelope. This drop off can be used at your convenience 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Papers are judged before the fair. On Friday, February 20, all students who have entered historical papers MUST check in at the fair during the designated check-in time or FORFEIT all eligibility for HOTRHF awards, including special awards.
    See office location for drop-off or mailing details.

    WEB SITES - EARLY DUE DATE - Deadline for completion of Web sites is January 12, 2015.
    . MANDATORY - per National History Day - ALL Web Site projects will be created, from their beginning, inside the National History Day Web Site Editor Web Portal - accessed through the NHD Web Site. National History Day Look for the NHD Web Portal Ikon OR a Web Site Creation Link on this page.
    . Submitting Entry for Judging is done at the same time your sponsor selects your project CATEGORY during the on-line registration.
    ...Once the WEB SITE CATEGORY is selected, a pop-up field asks for the 8-digits of your URL as in the example shown next - the sponsor types in 7384414 only (this is the sample number - be sure to use each project's individual 8-digit number when they are being registered).
    ...ALL projects should have an 8-digit URL that looks like this sample URL
    ...If your URL does not look like this CALL THIS OFFICE - you may be in the wrong weebly program.
    . Specific instructions on how-to-forward projects will be posted by or just before December 1, 2014 when Registration for HOTRHF 2015 opens.
    . Web sites are judged before the fair. Student access to their projects will be blocked after the deadline date.
    . On Friday, February 20, all students who have entered Web sites MUST check in at the fair during the designated check-in time or FORFEIT all eligibility for HOTRHF awards, including special awards.

    HOTRHF Note: this page is current and up to date for 2015.

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