Young Historian Awards 2022 – take part (Primary prizes)

History competition for primary schools

Published: 4th November 2021

We want young people to get the bug for writing about history in an interesting and critical way. Each year the Historical Association in collaboration with the Spirit of Normandy Trust offers a series of awards to Primary school children for outstanding history scholarship. Children are asked to investigate, think and write about history. The subject categories cover local history, the ancient world and British involvement in the Second World War. The categories have been created to support learning and writing in the classroom so that all young people can have an opportunity to enter, rather than it being only a homework option.

For the Secondary competition see here

The closing date for entries is 22 July 2022.

Please note: entries supplied by under 16s must be sent by a parent or teacher.

Young Historian Primary Prizes in 2022

  • Spirit of Normandy Trust Prize for Primary Schools: for individual or group work on any aspect of British involvement in the Second World War

  • Primary Local History Prize: for individual or group work on any Local History theme

  • Primary Ancient Civilisation Prize: for individual or group work relating to an Ancient Civilisation

  • Mid-Trent Historical Association Prize for the Best Primary School History Magazine

The purpose of these Prizes is to encourage classroom History and we wish to celebrate the quality of what is produced in your classrooms and not to create the need for extra work!

Contact us

Enquiries about these Prizes are most welcome and further particulars can be obtained from:

The Young Historian Project, 36 Heritage Court, Lichfield Staffordshire WS14 9ST.

Or phone to discuss the details with Dr Trevor James on 01543-301097.

The closing date for entries is 22 July 2022.

Spirit of Normandy Trust VE Day Poster competition 2022

The Spirit of Normandy Trust, partners of the Young Historian Project, have announced that they will organize a VE Day Poster competition again in 2022. Closing date: 1 May 2022. There will be prizes for primary, secondary and special needs students. Details can be obtained by emailing