Entries open for the NSW Premier's History Awards 2017

2017 NSW Premiers History Awards

Entries are now open for the NSW Premier's History Awards 2017. 

The NSW Premier's History Awards were first presented in 1997 to honour distinguished achievements 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. 

A total of $75,000 in prize money will be presented to the winners at an awards ceremony in September 2017.

Administered by the State Library of NSW, in association with Arts NSW, the NSW Premier’s History Award will offer prizes in five categories this year:

  • Australian History Prize ($15,000)
  • General History Prize ($15,000)
  • New South Wales Community and Regional History Prize ($15,000)
  • Young People’s History Prize ($15,000)
  • Multimedia History Prize ($15,000)

All works nominated for the 2017 NSW Premier’s History Awards must be first published, screened, broadcast or made publicly available between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2017.

More information & guidelines available here.

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