The Victorian Community History Awards are on again. Established in 1998, 2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Victorian Community History Awards.

These awards are proudly presented by organised by the Public Record Office Victoria.and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria.

The Awards are open to anyone (organisations and/or residents) from Australia as long as the subject matter is limited to history primarily relating to the state of Victoria – which being the “Victorian History Awards” is totally understandable and fair.

Covering a variety of formats, the Victorian Community History Awards are divided into the following categories:

Victoria’s Premier’s History Award, $5000
This award recognises the most outstanding community history project submitted in any category.

Collaborative Community History Award, $2000
This award recognises the best community collaborative work which involves significant contributions from several individuals, groups or historical societies.

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 and/or cataloguing of resources and original research.

History Publication Award, $2000
This award is for the best non-fiction publication or e-book on Victorian history, which could include a biography or a story of social, urban, institutional, regional or cultural history. (Make sure you include a copy of the publication with your entry).

Local History Small Publication Award, $1500
For the best small (up to 180 pages), limited run publication or e-book which which features Victorian local, cultural or social history. (Make sure to include a copy of the publication with your entry).

Cultural Diversity Award, $1500
Recognises the publication or project which highlight the cultural diversity of Victoria.

Multimedia History Award, $1500
For the best presentation of history which uses non-print media and has a broad community reach. This project can include (but is not limited to), multimedia exhibitions, radio, mobile applications, website, digital video/podcasts or online applications. (Make sure to include a weblink, DVD, or USB of the project with your entry).

Historical Interpretation Award, $1500
This award recognises unique formats of historical representation. Applicants are encouraged to submit history related experiences told through physical exhibitions, artistic interpretation, history walks and tours. (Make sure to include photographs and/or other materials that reflect the experience of the project in your entry).

Centenary of WW1 Award – $1500
This award is for the best work submitted in any category on the impact of WW1 on Victoria and Victorians.

History Article (Peer Reviewed) – $500
This award recognises the best essay or article published in a recognised peer reviewed journal that illuminates the history of Victoria or Victorians. Articles must be written in a scholarly style using appropriate conventions of citation and be formally reviewed by referees.

Entrants’ work must be completed (ie. published, exhibited or launched) between between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018.

Entries close 2pm, Friday 20 July 2018. Winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Arts Centre Melbourne on Monday 8 October 2018, which coincides with Victoria’s History Week.

entries MUST be received by
2pm Friday, 20 July 2018

You can download an application form from here.

For further information please contact the Royal Historical Society of Victoria by email:
phone: (03) 9326 9288