Högskolan Kristianstad (hus 15)
S-291 88 Kristianstad
About the organisation
Swedish Eustory (Svenska Eustory) was founded in 2008 in co-operation with the Swedish History Teacher’s Association and the project is sponsored by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond until the 30th of June 2013.
The Swedish History Teacher’s Association was founded in 1940 and has since then been an active part of the Swedish educational debate. We have about one thousand members, spread all over the country. The prime goal of the organisation is to promote the conditions for history teaching on all levels in the school system.
The history competition
On the 21st of May, 2008 Swedish Eustory launched their first history competition on the subject of “Sweden during World War II” with a small ceremony at Högskolan Kristianstad. In this first competition we received 30 contributions from 68 students from places all over Sweden.
The second history competition was on the topic “Local heroes” and this time we received 42 essays written by 72 students. Our third competition, on the topic “Rebels and Revolutions”, engaged 70 students to write 35 essays.
On our fourth competition we choose a wider subject “Life in Change: history of the 20th century in a local perspective” and this was our most successful history competition with 70 entries from more than a hundred students.
On out fifth and latest history competition we choose the topic of (E)migration and we received 46 essays written by 85 students.
The competition is open to pupils of upper secondary school who have completed the studies of History A, 1a2 or 1b. During the competition period the history project could be a part of studies in history B, C or 2.
The participants can work on this project individually or in a small group (3-5 students) with the help of one or two tutors.
The competition entry should be in written form and could be illustrated with photos, pictures or maps.
The jury is composed of experts in the subject of history and they have to review the competition entries according to certain guidelines. The project should have a clearly defined problem and clearly defined research methods together with a criticism of the sources. The competition entry should also be both creative and independent.
The jury’s decision is final.
The winners of the competition are invited together with their parents and tutors to Högskolan Kristianstad for the award ceremony. During this ceremony the winners will receive prizes and diplomas. The tutors will also receive a certificate as a proof of their historical and didactical skills together with a membership of the Swedish History Teacher’s Association.