This year marks the 20th Victorian Community History Awards.
Your research of a family story may add considerably to our understanding of some part of Victoria’s history. You are invited to enter a work or project by 20 July.
The Victorian Community History Awards recognise excellence in historical method. Subject matter is limited to history primarily relating to the State of Victoria or projects that encourage greater access to Victorian collections. The Victorian Community History Awards have been held since 1999, and are proudly presented by Public Record Office Victoria and the Royal Historical Society of Victoria (RHSV). This year the $5000 award has been renamed the Victorian Premier’s History Award.
The diverse award categories acknowledge that history can be told in a variety of formats with the aim of reaching and enriching all Victorians. The awards cover apps, projects, multimedia and articles,
as well as the more regular books. One year a bridge with interpretative panels won.
Entries close 2pm Friday 20 July 2018.
Entries should have been created between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018. The conditions of entry and entry forms can be found on the RHSV website:
Postscript: GSV historians win RHSV Trivia Night
Seven enthusiastic GSV representatives braved the wintry Friday night to attend the RHSV Trivia Night on 22 June. Having been made very welcome by our RHSV hosts we took up our seats at Table No. 4 to enjoy the evening and a tasty array of snacks, and a glass or two of wine. We got off to a good start, running second after the first round. We fielded a wide range of topics and tricky questions and fell into fourth place. However all stops were pulled out in the fourth and fifth round and some fine sporting knowledge had us regain a competitive position. In the final quiz element of the night and with the combined efforts of all, but especially of Vicki and Simon, we correctly answered all questions to come up with the winning answer and the big prize. Yes, we took FIRST PRIZE! Congratulations Vicki, David, Simon, Meg, Leonie, Stephen, and Tony.
Our thanks to RHSV for a fun event and if RHSV decide to run the event next year, we will have a title to defend.
Post expires at 9:55pm on Wednesday 1 August 2018