Competition Details

The Competitions

  •          There will be two papers in 2019 based on the Australian Curriculum: History.

A year 9 & 10 paper will be broadly based on the Australian Curriculum: History for Years 9 and 10.

A year 7 & 8 paper will be broadly based on the Australian Curriculum: History for Years 7 and 8.   

In 2019 we will offer separate prizes for the winning students from each year group to recognise their achievements including a $250 prize for the National Champions of each grade*.

  •           In each paper students will be given 45 minutes to complete 50 multiple choice questions.
  •           Many of the questions will be source-based.
  •           Each student will receive a question paper, a source booklet and an answer sheet.
  •           The questions will be graded from easy to challenging, catering for a range of abilities.
  •           There will be a variety of questions, addressing knowledge, skills and understandings.
  •           Select ‘Sample Questions’ to view some questions from previous years.


  •           The 2019 Competition date is set for Wednesday June 5th
  •           Enter students in the competition by registering online or by sending details to
  •           We will send question papers for your students and Teachers’ Guidelines for running the competition.
  •           Check that you receive the correct number of papers for each year group and contact us if there has been an error.
  •           Both competitions are to be run under test conditions in a 45 minute period.
  •           Express Post the completed answer sheets to us, postmarked no later than June 7th.
  •           Students’ answers will be marked and they will receive awards ranging from Participation to High Distinction.
  •           We will return student results and certificates in early August.
  •           Medallions will be presented to all state winners, portfolios and $250 prizes* to National Champions.

Entry – Registration

  •           The cost will be a school administration fee of $45 and a fee per student of $6.
  •           The closing date for registration is March 31st.
  •           If a school wishes to increase the number of students please notify us by the end of April.
  •           NB there will be an admin fee of $10 for extra invoices.
  •           No refunds will be given after the 30th April

*Total prize pool is capped at $2500