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South Australian History Awards

Beginning in 2012 the History Council of SA began recognising South Australian Historians through four awards.  The awards recognise individuals for outstanding research and scholarship and acknowledges their broader contribution through teaching, leadership, mentoring and community involvement.  Further information about the awards  including nomination details can be found below.

Nominations for 2017 are now closed.  

To find out more about the 2017 successful nominations see press release

To find out more about the 2016 successful nominations see press release

To find out more about the 2015 successful nominations see press release

To find out more about the 2014 successful nominations  see press release


The four awards are:

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN LIFE-LONG HISTORY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
This award by the History Council honours the achievements of a South Australian historian over his or her lifetime. The award will be decided on the basis of nominations submitted by the closing date.  Access the nomination form here

SOUTH AUSTRALIAN HISTORIAN OF THE YEAR AWARD 
This award honours outstanding achievements in history teaching, historical research and scholarship, writing or presentation on historical topics, raising community awareness of history and heritage and strengthening the community profile of history. The achievements must have occurred in the 12-18 months preceeding the nomination deadline. Access the nomination form here
 
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN REGIONAL HISTORY AWARD
This award salutes the achievements of a South Australian historian who lives and works outside metropolitan Adelaide. Access the nomination form here
 
EMERGING SOUTH AUSTRALIAN HISTORIAN OF THE YEAR
This award recognizes achievements in writing or presentation on historical topics, raising community awareness of history and heritage issues and strengthening the profile of history in the community. It is made to persons usually resident in SA who have been involved in history or heritage activities for 10 years or less. Access the nomination form here 

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Each award consists of a certificate and a generous book voucher (kindly contributed by Wakefield Press).

Three judges will be appointed by the Executive of the HCSA after nominations have closed; the judges' decision will be final.

Awards are decided on the basis of nominations from individual persons, not organizations. These take the form of a citation (one page maximum) summarising the nominee’s achievements for the award in question, plus evidence of eligibility where required. Decisions of the judges appointed by the History Council will be final.

Persons who have previously been nominated for an award are eligible for re-nomination in 2018. 

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WAKEFIELD COMPANION TO SA HISTORY ESSAY PRIZE
Funded by royalties from sales of The Wakefield Companion to South Australian History (Adelaide, Wakefield Press, 2001), and by donations from contributors to that work, this annual prize is offered for the best essay on a topic relating to the history of South Australia. 

The essay may be written by a student, historian, amateur historian or academic.

The word length should be between 2000 and 7000 words.

Prize consists of a certificate and  book voucher from Wakefield Press.

Essays for 2017 must be submitted by 15 December accompanied by cover page bearing the essay title, a word count, and a codeword chosen by the author (whose name and other identifying details should not appear anywhere on the essay), together with a sealed envelope containing the codeword, and the author's name, email address and institution.  The author's name, contact address and phone number should also appear on the cover page, but not on the essay.

Completed nominations must reach the Secretary, PO Box 6809 Halifax Street, Adelaide 5000, by 5pm Friday 15 December 2017.  Decisions of the judges appointed by the History Council will be final.

Previous winners of the Wakefield Companion to SA History Essay Prize:

2016 David Faber - FG Fantin : a historical legacy retrieved. 

2015 Rachel Harris  - South Australia's wartime economy and women's welfare in conflict : the experiences of female munitions workers and members of the Australian Women's Land Army in South Australia, 1940-1945

2014 Carmel Pascale (joint winner) - Chinese immigration restriction and the pursuit of Nationalist ideals in colonial South Australia

2014 John Cartledge (joint winner) - Ikarians in South Australia : the origins of the Pan-Ikarian Brotherhood of SA "Ikaros Inc", and its connections with the community

 

 

 

 

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