Registering for the 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.
Teachers and students register for the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair online.
The online registration system is maintained by Texas History Day. If you need assistance with online registration, please contact the HOTRHF office coordinator, Dena Martin, at
The HOTRHF office hours on January 8 and 9 are 10:00 am to 4:00 pm to assist with final registration.
When teachers have completed these online registration steps, their entering students may finish completing their own registration online.
NOTE: HOTRHF does not make it mandatory for students to complete their own registration at this region. However, students who advance to state competition will be required to complete their own registration online at the time of advancement.
You may complete your own registration online. You may also nominate your project for one to three Special Awards if your project meets the Special Award criteria. Following instructions on your student page to view all the Special Awards and then nominate your project. After your teacher has set up your school's registration, logon to the registration site and complete your own registration. Your teacher will assign your username and ID, or you can call or e-mail the HOTRHF office for your logon information.
ONLINE REGISTRATION must be properly completed by answering all questions in red text. Questions in black text may be disregarded. Carefully check answers to all questions in red text for accuracy, then save registration information and exit the system.
HISTORICAL PAPER ENTRIES: Four (4) print copies of each entry are due in the HOTRHF office no later than midnight, Wednesday, January 9. Historical papers are judged during the month of January before the February 14 & 15 history fair.
WEB SITE ENTRIES: Information on how each school will submit Web site 8-digit URLs to HOTRHF will be available December 1 for the 2013 fair. All Web site entries must be finalized and submitted no later than January 9. At that time students' access to their Web projects will be closed until after February 15. Web sites are judged during the month of January before the February 14 & 15 history fair. HOTRHF IMPORTANT NOTE: URL submission at the time the project if entered on-line WILL NOT block student access from their project between Dec. 1 and Jan. 9, however it will enable HOTRHF to check to be sure the link is in working order for judge access.
Entry fee: $6 per student. Each student entering the history fair must pay the $6 entry fee. For group projects, each member of the group must pay the fee. All entry fees of $6.00 per student should be paid no later than January 9, 2013.
Payments must be mailed or brought directly to the HOTRHF office. Payments cannot be made by credit card within the online registration system for the regional competition.
If mailing, please pay by check or money order. Checks should be made payable to "Heart of Texas Regional History Fair" or "HOTRHF."
Bring all cash payments to the HOTRHF office at 1624 South 9th Street (two-story house at the corner of 9th and James streets). There is a secure mail slot accessible 24 hours/day in the outside wood door. A green and white sign to the left of the front door identifies this location as the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair.
For all payments, please include a list of students that the fees cover. Separate checks, money orders or cash are accepted.
If the school holiday schedule makes it impossible to meet the payment deadline, call or e-mail the HOTRHF office for special payment arrangements.
NO REFUNDS will be given for students who drop out after payment is made.
T-SHIRT PAYMENTS at $10.00 each may be included with the entry fees.
Please indicate adult size as SM, MED, LG, XL, 2X, or 3X. T-shirts will be available for pickup at the fair on Friday, February 8. To order a T-shirt, click here.
HOTRHF NOTE: This page is current and up to date for 2013