Awards The Library’s vibrant awards program continues to bring together writers and readers to celebrate and promote excellence in literature and history. Contact us for more information. Sign up to Receive the Awards newsletter NSW Premier's Literary Awards Annual Total prize money in 2020 $295,000 Shortlist announced NSW Premier's History Awards Annual Total prize money $75,000 Entries are now open. Mona Brand Award Biennial. Entries now open. Total prize money $40,000 Shortstacks Short Film Festival In light of the current situation, we have decided to run the Shortstacks Short Film competition at a later date. If you have already submitted your work, your film will be eligible for the competition when it resumes. If you are part-way through filming your project, we encourage you to continue to work on it for submission. The Library’s collection items selected to inspire your short films will remain the same. We thank you for your support of the Library during these uncertain times. Annual Total prize money $20,000 National Biography Award Annual Total prize money $42,000 Entries for the 2020 Award have closed. The shortlist will be announced in July. The Russell Prize for Humour Writing Biennial, next presented in 2021 2019 winner: David Cohen Ashurst Business Literature Prize Total prize money $30,000 The Ashurst Business Literature Prize will not be offered in 2020. Express your interest to become a judge Love reading? Get in touch with us. Awards in association with the State Library of NSW Miles Franklin Award Annual award of $60,000. Nita B. Kibble Literary Awards Biennial award of $30,000. Dobbie Literary Award Biennial award of $5,000.