The NSW Premier’s History Awards

2014 NSW Premier's History Awards

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 NSW Premier’s History Awards.

A total of $75,000 in prize money will be presented to the winners at an awards ceremony in September 2014.

This year, in addition to existing 5 categories, the Australian Military History Prize has been introduced to commemorate the centenary of World War One. The winner will be chosen from a major published work submitted for the Australian History Prize. No additional entry fee is required for this award.
This special prize acknowledges the work of historians in interpreting and understanding our nation’s involvement in the First World War.

Nominations are being sought for the following prizes:

All works nominated for the 2014 NSW Premier’s History Awards must be first published, produced or made publicly available between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2014.

Nominations may be made by authors or by their authorised representative: agent, publisher, film distributor, production or broadcasting company or corporation.

There will be an extended nomination period to allow for the Easter holidays and ANZAC day with the deadline for entries on Friday 2 May 2014.


1. Guidelines – Click here to read the 2014 NSW Premier’s History Awards guidelines, including the Privacy Notice

2. Form – Click here to complete the online application form by 5pm, Friday 2 May 2014

3. Entry fees - Entry fees may be paid via credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Amex) 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.

4. Deliery – Send nominations, by Friday 2 May 2014, to the address below.
Each nomination must include:

Postal address 
2014 NSW Premier’s History Awards
State Library of NSW
Loading dock, Hospital Road
Sydney NSW 2000

Courier address/ Hand delivery
2014 NSW Premier’s History Awards
State Library of NSW
Macquarie Street 
Sydney NSW 2000  


About 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.

These Awards are presented by the NSW Government and managed by the State Library of NSW in association with Arts NSW. We are pleased to acknowledge the support of the History Council of NSW

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 



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