Nominations for the Royal Historical Society of Victoria’s 2014 Victorian Community History Awards are now open. The awards recognise ‘excellence in historical method’, and the types of works that can be nominated include:
- non-fiction books and ebooks
- small publications (for example, brochures and newsletters)
- school projects
- CDs and DVDs
- guided history walks
- vodcasts and podcasts
- digitising projects
- indexing projects
- cataloguing projects
- original research
The awards on offer are:
Victorian Community History Award $5000
This award recognises the most outstanding community history project submitted in any category.
History Publication Award $2000
For a non-fiction publication or e-publication on Victorian history which could include a biography or a story of social, urban, institutional, regional or cultural history.
Local History – Small Publication Award $1500
For the best small publication which could include, but not limited to, a published booklet, journal, zine or newsletter article which features Victorian local, cultural or social history.
Local History Project Award $2000
This award recognises activities that enhance access to records of significance to local communities. The project should increase access, awareness and participation in history on a local or community level including, but not limited to, digitising, indexing, cataloguing, resources and original research.
Young Historians Award (Students from years 3 – 12) $500
This award will be presented to the best historical project or essay by a group of students or individual student.
Collaborative Community History Award $2000
This award recognises the best community collaborative work which involves significant contribution from several individuals, groups or historical societies.
Multimedia History Award $2000
For the best presentation of history which uses non-print media. This project can include, but is not limited to, multimedia exhibitions, radio, CD/DVD, phone apps, website, digital video/podcasts or online applications.
Historical Interpretation Award $2000
This award recognises unique formats of historical representation based on actual events or historical fact. Applicants are encouraged to submit history related experiences told through physical exhibitions, artistic interpretation, history walks and tours.
Family histories are generally not included unless they contain substantial content relevant to the development of a Victorian district.
Works must be published between 1st July 2013 and 30th June 2014.
Entries close on 1st August 2014. Find out more from the Royal Historical Society of Victoria (PDF, 770KB). Best of luck!