If you’re an oral historian based in Victoria you might be interested in applying for the Oral History Victoria Award.
This annual award is run and judged by Oral History Victoria (OHV). It is open to oral historians working in any field, across community, academic or professional history. The award winner “will have been responsible for an oral history project or output that is innovative, excellent and inspirational”.
The award winner will receive a prize of $250, and all shortlisted applicants will also be posted on the OHV website. The judging panel may award a joint prize and / or Commendations for Excellence to outstanding runners-up. Shortlisted applicants will be invited to make a short presentation about their project or output at the OHV annual general meeting on Thursday 25 October 2018. You can see past winners here.
To be eligible, projects/outputs must have been active (in creation and/or production) in 2017 and/or 2018. Applicants must be based in Victoria, though their project may involve oral history work interstate or overseas. Applicants need not be members of OHV, though they will be added to the OHV mail list and encouraged to join. Members of the OHV committee may not apply.
How to Apply:
The OHV rules are that that all applicants must email their application in Word of PDF to each of the three judges, see their website for details. Please note the closing date for entries is Monday, 10 September 2018.