Step-by-Step Online Registration Guide

ONLINE REGISTRATION PROCESS
Registration opens on December 1, 2015
Registration closes at 11:59pm on January 20, 2016

PART ONE: TEACHERS COMPLETE THESE STEPS

  1. Go to the history fair online registration system
  2. Select HEART OF TEXAS REGIONAL HISTORY FAIR from the menu of available fairs
  3. Enter your contact information and create a username and password
  4. Enter the remaining contact information
  5. Select the school(s) with which you are affiliated
  6. Create basic records for each of your students entering the regional history fair, assigning each one a username and password
  7. Enter initial information about each entry your students are bringing to the fair

    IMPORTANT for WEBSITE PROJECT ENTRY ONLY:
    HOTRHF will use the National History Day encrypted web project system (Weebly) for submitting and judging website projects. When entering information about website entries online, you must enter each website's 8-digit URL. This information must be completed in the online registration system no later than the registration deadline, January 20, 2016. Enter ONLY the 8-digits; the rest of the URL is assigned automatically once the entry is completed and submitted electronically. If you do not enter each 8-digit URL, the judges will not be able to evaluate the entry. Judging of websites takes place during the month prior to the history fair.
     
  8. Payment: HOTRHF entry fee of $6 per student must be made directly to the HOTRHF office. The students must complete their individual registrations before their teacher can make a group payment. Online payment of fees is not available. For complete information on how to pay fees, see registration.
  9. MAKE SURE YOU RECEIVE CONFIRMATION FROM THE ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM! If you do not, please contact the HOTRHF office as soon as possible for assistance.
Teachers may nominate one student per school for the Ada Margaret Smith Award (grade 6-12) and the Baylor University Scholarship (grade 11-12). Click on the links for applications, nomination forms, and full instructions. These award nominations are not part of the online registration system and must be submitted in print copy to the HOTRHF office.

PART TWO: STUDENTS MAY COMPLETE THESE STEPS

Note: The Heart of Texas Regional History Fair does not require students to complete their part of the online registration. However, students who advance to Texas History Day will be required to complete their own online registration.
  1. Go to the history fair online registration system
  2. Select HEART OF TEXAS REGIONAL HISTORY FAIR from the menu of available fairs
  3. Log in using the username and password set up and provided by your teacher
  4. Enter complete contact information
  5. Complete the statement of originality
  6. Have parents/guardians complete parent registration section
  7. Update information about your project
  8. If you are entering a Web site project, be sure that your project's 8-digit URL is correct
  9. Payment: Be sure that your teacher receives your registration fee for submitting directly to the HOTRHF office
  10. MAKE SURE YOU RECEIVE CONFIRMATION FROM THE ONLINE REGISTRATION SYSTEM! If you do not, please contact the HOTRHF office as soon as possible for assistance.
PART THREE: For Students Advancing to Texas History Day or National History Day Competition
  1. Student returns to online registration system and completes the same steps outlined above for students
  2. Online payment will be available at both the state and national levels
For questions about or problems with registration, please contact HOTRHF by email or call the HOTRHF Coordinator at (254) 710-3783.