Historical Fiction Competition





Get your Year 10 students to bring the past to life!

Competition Poster and Entry Form HF

 Historical fiction must have a convincing setting in a past time and place. In this competition for Year 10 students, the stories can be set in ANY period or place in the past, thus fitting into and extending any historical topic you may be studying. Some further ideas about this can be found at http://www.teachinghistory.org

Winning students will each receive an iTunes voucher to the value of $30. These have been donated by Willsonscott Publishing, Christchurch.

The two winning schools will receive a year’s FREE subscription to the NZHTA.

1.         Two prizes for the two best individual stories.
2.         One prize for the creation of the best fictional historical character
3.         One prize for the most convincing historical setting.

This work will be published on the NZHTA and Members sites and included in the NZHTA Journal 2013.


1.   Entries are free and open to all Year 10- Social Studies / Humanities students.
2.   Entry Form: An entry form must be attached to each poster. This can be downloaded from the NZHTA website.
3.   The submitted historical fiction must be the student’s own work and based on an historical event.
4.   Submission of historical fiction via mail or email to:

New Zealand History Teachers’ Association
c/- Ian Stevens
Education Support Services
University of Otago College of Education
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054

5.   Publicity: Winners will be required to submit a photograph to NZHTA for publication along with their historical fiction.
6.    Entry is limited to three for each New Zealand Secondary School
7.    Stories may be illustrated
8.    Prize winners will be notified in writing and will receive their prizes via their school(s)

By entering this contest each contestant must consent to the use of his/ her name and/ or historical fiction in any merchandise, advertisement, educational material or publicity carried out or produced by NZHTA and its advertising and promotional agencies without further notice or compensation.

Deadlines for entry is 10th August, 2012