Hampshire History Competition for Schools and Sixth Forms

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In September 2022, we are launching a Hampshire History Competition for all schools and sixth form colleges in Hampshire. Students will be able to enter projects on any aspect of history in Hampshire with the opportunity of winning a significant cash prize for their school or college or individually. Projects could be, for example, on the students’ school, town or village or street, their family, or a particular historic event in Hampshire. Entries will be welcomed in a variety of forms: essays, films, blogs, posters, etc. Students will need to demonstrate the use of archives in their chosen project. It will be free to enter the competition.

Categories and Prizes
Years 7-9 – Group:
Prize: £300 towards books/resources plus a Winner’s Trophy
Years 7-9 – Individual:
Prize: Cash prize of £100 plus a year’s free membership of the Hampshire Archives Trust
Years 10-11 – Group:
Prize: £300 towards books/resources plus a Winner’s Trophy
Years 10-11 – Individual:
Prize: Cash prize of £100 plus a year’s free membership of the Hampshire Archives Trust
Sixth Form – Group:
Prize: £300 towards books/resources plus a Winner’s Trophy
Sixth Form – Individual:
Prize: Cash prize of £100 plus a year’s free membership of the Hampshire Archives Trust

The winning entries will be put onto the Hampshire Archives Trust website, and individual winners will receive a winner’s certificate. Highly commended certificates will be awarded to runners-up who produce good projects.

Use of Archives

Although projects can use secondary sources, particular weight will be given to the use of primary sources in the form of archives. Such archives can, of course, include documents (letters, diaries, legal documents, etc.), but archives are not restricted to documents: photographs, film footage and recordings can also provide a wealth of valuable archival material.

Timings and Entries

It will be free to enter projects in any of the categories provided that the entries are made through the school or college. More than one project can be entered in each category. For example, there may be more than one class in the same year group that wants to submit a project or several students who each want to do an individual project. Entries will need to be made after the Spring half-term break and the winners will be announced in a ceremony later in the Summer Term.

If teachers or students have questions about the competition or would like more information, please email Dr Alistair Dougall: schoolscompetion@hampshirearchivestrust.co.uk

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