Entries must be received by the due date, Friday 20 September 2019. A student entry form must be attached to each entry. Post entries to: QHTA History Competition 2019, QHTA, PO Box 1029, New Farm Q 4005.

2019 QHTA Historical Writing Competition details

2019 QHTA Historical Writing Competition application form

Students in years 7 to 12 from Queensland and Northern Territory Schools are invited to submit an essay or written response of some other appropriate genre (a report, diary entries, newspaper article, feature article etc) or a multi-modal response (11 and 12 Modern and Ancient History only). The topic may relate to any historical period. The hypothesis or question to which the piece of writing is intended to respond must be clearly stated and must be historical in the sense that it addresses an issue concerned with causes or consequences or change of continuity in human affairs in an identified time period. It must also have been formulated as in response to close analysis of a range of historical sources and have involved the students in undertaking research of their own.

The entry may relate to a topic studied during the student’s history studies at school and must be the original work of the student, in that the student has not received more assistance than is usually given during the researching and writing of text submitted for assessment.

While teachers should feel free to comment on early drafts, the submitted entry must not contain any teacher’s comments, corrections or marks.

Each school may submit no more than three entries in each of Years 7-10. In Years 11 and 12 a maximum of three Ancient History essays and three Modern History essays may be submitted at each year level as well as one Year 11 or 12 multi-modal entry for Ancient and one Year 11 or 12 multi-modal or Independent Source Investigation – IA2 entry in Ancient or Modern History. In instances where more than the permissible number of three entries in a given year level/category are submitted, only the first three removed from the envelope will be eligible.

Entries Close: Friday, 20 September 2019

Sponsored by: Independent Education Union Qld; Queensland Council for Civil Liberties at http://www.qieu.asn.au; Family of Dr HR Cowie; Prof RD Milns.