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Student History Fair 2021

2021 Theme: Communication in Texas History Prior to 1900

Printable Directions & Rules

Note to Parents

Dear parents, teachers, and students, It’s time again to start planning your project for the 2021 Student History Fair, brought to you by the Texas Heroes Foundation. This year’s theme is “Communication in Texas History Prior to 1900.” There are five categories to choose from; Exhibit, Research paper, Creative Writing paper, Performance, and Artwork and it is open to grades 3-12 this year. Deadlines for the projects begin on February 5, 2021, see the rules for more information. The Awards Ceremony is on Friday, February 26, 2021. Each year we give out around $5,000 in awards and scholarships. This year the winner could be you. Good Luck!

Awards:
✯ Senior Scholarship
✯ Peoples Choice
✯ 1st Place in Each Category & Level
✯ 2nd Place in Each Category & Level
✯ 3rd Place in Each Category & Level
✯ Group Award in Each Category & Level
Categories:
✯ Exhibit
✯ Research Paper
✯ Creative Writing Paper
✯ Performance
✯ Artwork
See RULES and deadlines for participation on the reverse side.


Submit Entries:
Complete Entry Form For Each Entry: http://bit.do/2021SHF- (case sensitive)
By Mail: Texas Heroes Foundation Attn: Heather Flannery/TID Student History Fair,
P.O. Box 5356, Granbury, TX 76049 by 2/5/20
Electronically: March2Texas@gmail.com on or before 2/5/20
In Person: Acton United Methodist Church 3433 Fall Creek Hwy. on either 2/21/21 or 3-5 pm or 2/22/21 5-7 pm.
Contact Heather Flannery, 940-465-0431 with any questions.
AWARDS CEREMONY will be held at Acton United Methodist Church on Friday, February 26th, 6:30 pm. All entries are open to view and vote for People’s Choice Award from 5:30-6:15 pm on 2/26/21.
All Entries MUST be picked up at the end of the awards presentation at 6:30 pm on February 26, 2021, at Acton United Methodist Church. All entries not picked up will be discarded.


Rules For Entry
ALL CATEGORIES:
✯ Complete Entry Form For Each Entry: http://bit.do/2021SHF (case sensitive)
✯ Must relate to 2021 Student History Fair theme
Research Paper:
✯ Must work alone
✯ Must be original, factual, and historically based
✯ Must be typed and double-spaced
✯ Word count: less than 1,000 words, provided on cover sheet
✯ Must provide a list of sources
✯ Submitted electronically (PDF only) or mail by 2/5/21
Creative Writing Paper:
✯ Must work alone
✯ Must be original, factual, and historically based.
✯ Must be typed and double-spaced
✯ Word count: less than 1,000 words, provided on cover
✯ Must provide a list of sources
✯ Submitted electronically (PDF only) or mail by 2/5/21
Exhibits:
✯ Work alone or in a group (5 people or less)
✯ Exhibit size – no larger than 40” wide, 30” deep, and 6’ high.
✯ Include any combination of photos, research paper, artwork, 3-D models, etc.
✯ Submitted in-person 2/21/21 3-5 pm or 2/22/21 5-7 pm
Artwork:
✯ Work alone or in a group (5 people or less)
✯ Entries can include any painting/print style, sculpture, photography, or any other art form.
✯ Must be mounted to hang or stable enough to display
✯ Submitted in-person 2/21/21 3-5 pm or 2/22/21 5-7 pm
Performing Arts:
✯ Work alone or in a group
✯ May include ballads, scenes, duets, solo, choirs
✯ Must be 10 minutes or less
✯ Performed in-person 2/21/21 3-5 pm or 2/22/21 5-7 pm by appointment
✯ Call Peggy Freeman to schedule an appointment at (214) 675-5752
Criteria for Judging

  1. Historical Content & Accuracy
  2. Relates to 2021 Theme: “Communication in Texas History Prior to 1900”
  3. Organized Structure and Clearly Stated
  4. Creativity and uniqueness of the subject matter
  5. Demonstrates abundant research
  6. Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling (if applicable)
    For more information about the theme and more opportunities to extend and enhance your project visit:
    www.nhd.org

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