5th graders can compete in the HOTRHF as a learning opportunity, however, 5th Grade entries are unable to advance to Texas History Day or National History Day. 5th graders can only compete in the exhibit category, either individual or group, and will be judged as a separate division. All 5th Grade exhibits are required to follow all rules as laid out in the NHD Contest Rule Book and any additional HOTRHF requirements (i.e. registration, exhibit set up time, and scheduling, etc.).
Please note there is a limit of five (5) entries per school. A school may elect to enter all individual, all group, or a combination of individual and group exhibits.
All 5th Grade participants will receive a participation award during the Awards Ceremony. 5th Grade entries are also eligible for Special Awards.