The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards & NSW Premier’s History Awards

The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards and the Premier’s History Awards are an important and integral part of the State’s cultural activity. On 5 April 2012 the NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell announced that the awards will be reinvigorated and strengthened, following a recent review.

These Awards are presented by the NSW Government and managed by the State Library of NSW in association with Arts NSW.

2015 NSW Premier's Literary Awards: entries now open

The NSW Premier's Literary Awards have a proud history, both in celebrating achievement by Australian writers and in helping to establish values and standards in Australian literature.

Established in 1979, the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards have recognised hundreds of talented Australian writers: novelists, poets, playwrights, scriptwriters, translators, and authors of non-fiction and children’s books.

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 NSW Premier's Literary Awards, including the biennial Premier's Translation Prize and the inaugural Multicultural NSW Early Career Translator Prize.

Total prize money in 2015, including sponsored awards, is $320,000. Writers and illustrators whose works are nominated must be living Australian citizens or persons holding permanent residency.

In order to be eligible, all works must have been first published, performed, broadcast or screened between 1 October 2013 and 30 September 2014. (Note: This does not apply to entries for The Translation Prize.)

ENTRIES CLOSE 5PM, FRIDAY 31 OCTOBER 2014.

More information and guidelines


The NSW Premier’s Literary Awards are managed by the State Library of NSW in association with Arts NSW. We are pleased to acknowledge the support and sponsorship of Multicultural NSW, the University of Technology, Sydney and Sydney PEN. 

2014 NSW Premier's History Awards

The NSW Premier’s History Awards were first presented in 1997 to honour distinguished achievement in history by Australian citizens and permanent residents. The awards assist in establishing values and standards in historical research and publication and encourage everyone to appreciate and learn from the work of our historians.

Past winners have included KS Inglis, Patricia Jalland, Inga Clendinnen, Bruce Scates and Raelene Frances, Trevor Graham, Christopher Clark, Nadia Wheatley and Grace Karskens.

The NSW Premier’s History Awards are administered by the State Library of NSW in association with Arts NSW. We are pleased to acknowledge the support of the History Council of NSW.

The winners of the 2014 NSW Premier’s History Awards were announced at a presentation ceremony and cocktail reception, which also launched NSW History Week, on Friday 5 September at the State Library of NSW.

Winners and shortlists of the 2014 NSW Premier's History Award

2013 NSW Premier's History Awards

2012 NSW Premier's History Awards

2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards

The 2014 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, with a total of $275,000 offered across 12 prizes, were announced at a presentation ceremony held at the State Library of NSW on Monday 19 May.

More information about the 2014 NSW Premier's Literary Awards

2013 NSW Premier's Literary Awards

2012 NSW Premier's Literary Awards


 

 

 

NSW Premier's History Awards

The Premier's History Awards were first presented in 1997 to honour distinguished achievement in history by Australian citizens and permanent residents.

Award guidelines

2013 guidelines for the NSW Premier's Literary Awards are now available.

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