The Victorian Community History Awards recognise excellence in historical method: the award categories acknowledge that history can be told in a variety of formats with the aim of reaching and enriching all Victorians.
Victorian Community History Awards 2012 – Winners and details
- VCHA 2012 Awards Booklet (PDF, 656K)
- VCHA 2012 Entries List (PDF, 3.29MB) Detail on all submissions for 2012.
- VCHA 1998 – 2011 Overall Winners list (PDF, 256K)
You can see some of the winners and read a little more about the Victorian Community History Awards 2012 awards on the RHSV blog.
You may also be interested in the podcast of an RHSV lecture by Maree Coote 2012 Winner of the VCHA.
Categories for Victorian Community History Awards 2012
Victoria’s Community History Award
Awarded to the most outstanding community history project submitted in any category.
History Publication Award
For a non-fiction publication or e-publication on Victorian history. This could include a biography or a story of social, urban, institutional, regional or cultural history. The award will be judged on original research, literary style and the publications appeal to a general and academic audience. The publication must be published in the year of the awards.
Local History – Small Publication Award
For the best small publication which could include, but not limited to, a published booklet, journal, zineor newsletter article which features Victorian local, cultural or social history. The entry should deal with an area of community or city, or regional history, local identity, social or cultural history connected with the community.
Local History Project Award
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 (15 – 18 years.)
This award encourages secondary school aged students to engage with local history, increase historical understanding and discover more about Victoria’s history. Students may explore local community and identities, significant events and heritage topics. Nominations must utilise archival or original records, which include holdings in museum collections, online primary sources, oral history and newspapers. The project can be presented in typescript or multimedia format.
Nominations must include a bibliography including the source of the historical record (eg. Historical Societies, museums or archives) and collection as well as citing the records and other sources used.
Collaborative Community History Award
This award recognises the best community collaborative work which involves significant contribution from several individuals, groups or historical societies.
Multimedia History Award
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
This award recognizes unique formats of historical representation. Applicants are encouraged to submit history related experiences told through physical exhibitions, artistic interpretation, history walks and tours.
Judges Special Prize for Excellence
For further information please contact Royal Historical Society of Victoria firstname.lastname@example.org