The 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 New South Wales 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.

2015 NSW Premier's History Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2015 NSW Premier's History Awards. Entries close 5pm Friday 15 May 2015.

Nominations are sought for the following prizes, with a total prize money of $75,000:
Australian History Prize
Australian First World War History Prize
General History Prize
New South Wales Community and Regional History Prize
Young People’s History Prize
Multimedia History Prize.

All works must have been first published, broadcast, screened or made publicly available between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015.

Writers, creators and illustrators whose works are nominated must be living Australian citizens or persons holding permanent resident status.

Works published overseas are eligible if the author is an Australian citizen or holds permanent residency.

NOMINATION CHECKLIST

1. Guidelines – Read the 2015 NSW Premier’s History Awards guidelines, including the Privacy Notice

2. Form – Complete the online application form by Friday 15 May 2015

3. Send – Nominations by Friday 15 May 2015

Each nomination must include:

• Required copies of work/s
• Proof of government cardholder status to, if claiming fee exemption
• Appropriate payment, if payment was not made online via credit card

Entry fees may be paid via credit card (Visa or Mastercard) as part of the online nomination process. Alternatively, payment may be made cheque or money order, made payable to the State Library of NSW (ABN: 19 665 924 697), and included with your nomination to the address below. Please do not send cheques or Money Orders to the State Library’s Finance Department.

Postal address  
2015 NSW Premier’s History Awards 
State Library of NSW  
Macquarie Street  Sydney NSW 2000  

Courier address/ Hand delivery
2015 NSW Premier’s History Awards
State Library of NSW
Loading dock, Hospital Road
Sydney NSW 2000

2015 NSW Premier's History Awards Guidelines

2015 NSW Premier's History Awards Entry Form

2014 NSW Premier's History Awards

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 2014 at the State Library of NSW.

View the winners and shortlists


2013 NSW Premier's History Awards

The winners of the 2013 NSW Premier's HistoryAwards were announced  at the State Library of NSW on the evening of Thursday 12 September 2013.

View the winners and shortlists


2012 nsw premier's history awards

The winners of the 2012 NSW Premier's History Awards were announced on 30 November 2012 at the State Library, with $75,000 in prize money offered across 5 different categories.

View the full list of winners

View the shortlists

2012 Judges 

 

Enquiries

Enquiries about submitting a nomination can made via email: awards.library@sl.nsw.gov.au

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