Texas History Day: Student Contest


April 20, 2024 10:00am - 3:30pm

Students from all over Texas bring their projects to the state-level history contest.

Event Details

Each year thousands of students, encouraged by teachers and parents statewide, participate in the National History Day program in Texas. On April 20, hundreds of Texas students will bring their projects to be judged at the Texas state-level competition. The winners of this competition will move on to the National History Day competition in summer 2024.

Texas History Day contest takes place at the Bullock Texas State History Museum and at the University of Texas at Austin, where students compete in five categories: exhibits, websites, papers, performances, and documentaries. The Bullock Museum hosts the exhibits category of the competition. The public is invited to view the exhibit competition entries from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Want to get involved in Texas History Day? Volunteers are needed! If you like history and young people, you can serve as a judge or be a room monitor for Texas History Day!

Food, t-shirts, and CPE credit providedMore details and how to register can be found here.

School Programs are generously funded by Featured sponsor The Marie M. and James H. Galloway Foundation, Supporting sponsor The Lange Family Foundation, and Contributing sponsors Bella and Chase Cooley, Dian Graves Owen Foundation, and Roger and Marianne Staubach.

School Field Trips presented by The John M. O'Quinn Foundation.

The Bullock Museum, a division of the Texas State Preservation Board, is funded by Museum members, donors, and patrons, the Texas State History Museum Foundation, and the State of Texas.