One of the key attributes of historical fiction is that it has a convincing setting in a past time and place. Students can set their stories in ANY period or place in the past, so the story can fit in with and extend any historical topic you may be studying.
Stories in each category are shortlisted by panels of student readers. The shortlist is then judged by our primary and secondary expert panels. Judges are looking for:
Entries must be received by Friday 26 June 2020.
You can read past primary winning entries: www.history.org.uk/go/PrimaryFiction
Winning students will each receive a cash prize of £25 and an engraved Bath Aqua Blue glass paperweight. Schools will receive a year’s FREE subscription to the HA. Across Years 5 and 6 there will be two prizes for the best individual story. There is also a prize for the best fictional historical character in a convincing historical setting.