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NSW Premier's History Awards

Award categories

Australian History Prize

The Australian History Prize ($15,000) is for a major work of non-fiction, published in book or ebook form, on Australian history. Entries should address subjects of national significance. 

Australian First World War History Prize

This commemorative medallion is awarded to a major published book or ebook . Entries should address subjects of national significance and focus on Australia’s role in and/or experience of the First World War.

General History Prize

The General History Prize ($15,000) is for a major work of non-fiction, published in book or ebook form, on international history that is of national or international significance. 

New South Wales Community and Regional History Prize

The New South Wales Community and Regional History Prize ($15,000) is for a major work of non-fiction, published in book or ebook form, on community, institutional, urban or regional history in New South Wales. 

Young People’s History Prize

The Young People’s History Prize ($15,000) for a published book or ebook, publically screened or broadcasted film, television or radio program, DVD or website — fiction or non-fiction.  

About the Awards and Guidelines

About the NSW Premier's History Awards

The NSW Premier's History awards were started in 1997 to encourage achievement and research in Australian history.

NSW Premier's History Awards Guidelines

Everything you need to know about the conditions and guidelines for applying.