Participate

Welcome to the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair (HOTRHF)! By participating in the HOTRHF, you are participating in National History Day.

Who can participate?
Any student in grades 5-12 who attends a public, private, charter, parochial, military, or home school within the 14-county Central Texas region is eligible to enter the Heart of Texas Regional History Fair.

Local Fairs
All HOTRHF participants must first have their work evaluated at the local level by a teacher using the National History Day criteria and rubrics. Local history fairs are usually classroom, school, or district wide contests, depending on the specific school. Home-schooled students/parents are encouraged to work with their local associations or consortiums to set up local fairs. Local history fairs should be completed before the registration deadline for HOTRHF.

What if there isn’t a local fair?
A local level fair can consist of showing the project to teachers or other adults who can give tips how the project can be improved. Teachers who need more information on how to organize a fair at their school or sponsor students at the regional fair are encouraged to contact the HOTRHF office. Please contact the HOTRHF office if the student is not attending a regional school or if the student's regional school is not competing at HOTRHF.

Important Reminder
Please note that HOTRHF has set a maximum number of projects allowed to compete per school. Consult the chart below for clarification.