The Public History Prize is an annual award offered by the Professional Historians Association of NSW & ACT (PHA NSW & ACT). The prize is open to NSW & ACT students engaged with the field and practice of public history. The winner will receive a certificate and a prize of $500, presented at the PHA NSW & ACT’s Public History Prize awards night on the 1st of March, 2016.
2015 Public History Prize entries close on 4 December 2015.
The Public History Prize is open to students (undergraduate, graduate diploma, master studies) in NSW and the ACT whose work engages with the field and practice of professional and public history (both Australian and international).
The nominated work must demonstrate competence in the use of primary source material, or be of demonstrated originality.
Eligible entries must represent work substantially undertaken within the 12 months before the submission deadline.
Acceptable formats for the entry, are the following:
an essay of 3-6,000 words
documented evidence of an exhibition and an exegesis (1,000 words) explaining context, purpose etc
documented evidence of a website and an exegesis (1,000 words) explaining context, purpose etc
multi-media submission of any form and an exegesis (1,000 words) explaining context, purpose etc
The winning entry will demonstrate excellence in writing or other media, and the ability to use original source materials, or demonstrated originality of interpreting the past in a contextual way.